With rental car availability at an all-time low, rental car scams are at an all-time high. Scammers are quickly taking advantage of the unprecedented demand for rental cars. The swindlers pose as legitimate rental car companies, set low prices, and ask you to pay for the rental in advance with a prepaid debit card or gift card.
If you want to prevent rental car scammers from driving off with your money, look at these helpful tips from the FTC: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2021/06/hot-rental-car-market-scams?utm_source=govdelivery
For additional help choosing a rental car, check out this article from the FTC: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/renting-car