Fake TSA PreCheck sites scam US travelers with fake renewals


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Aug 17, 2014
There has been a surge in reports of people getting scammed after visiting TSA PreCheck, Global Entry, and NEXUS application service sites, being charged $140 only to get nothing in return.

Reports about these scams first appeared in March 2021, and by July, threat actors were abusing Google Ads to promote the fake sites on Google Search and increase their traffic.

A report by Abnormal Security confirms that the scams are still ongoing, and as we're heading to the Christmas travel season, the chances of more people falling victim to them multiply.

TSA PreCheck is a program that allows people to pass through a quicker and easier screening process at the airport. People who enroll in the program receive a background check once and can then travel across the US without removing personal items or going through vigorous checks each time they fly.