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The Wedding Scammer: What’s Up With Bridal Expos?

With more and more contests on social media and emails, it can be hard for couples to figure out what’s legit and what’s a scam.

After attending a bridal expo, Jessica Bishop, founder of The Budget Savvy Bride, started getting calls from numbers she didn’t know that were leaving voicemails saying she’d won a free trip.

All she had to do was sit through a presentation.

“I was on a budget,” she said. “The prospect of winning… what could have been our honeymoon was huge.”

But after thinking about it, she wondered if it was too good to be true. And it was.

By doing some Googling, she found that many people in her position sat through the presentation, only to be asked to jump over a number of impossible hurdles.

That was about 11 years ago. But brides are reporting on Reddit and forums on The Knot and Weddingwire that they’re still getting calls like that today. And with more and more contests on social media and emails, it can be hard for couples to figure out what’s legit and what’s a scam.

For the full story: https://www.rewire.org/living/wedding-scammer-bridal-expos/

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