Update on Holiday Fraud…..Scams

With reference to my post on the 05th May (below) – I’ve now been informed that ‘someone’ in Whittlesey has been a recent victim of ‘Holiday Fraud’.
Since most people are embarrassed to admit to these scams – we don’t know the full picture.
I was caught a few years ago – when on a tour of Sri Lanka – I stupidly paid the tour operator by Bank Transfer – I got to the final hotel and on leaving found he had not paid for it and ended paying again. Luckily we were staying on at another resort and I got the ‘Tourist Police’ involved – my money was returned on the last day of the holiday.
Lesson learnt – Do not pay by Bank Transfer……and take precautions as in the article below.
This morning on the BBC Website is :-
More than 5,000 people were the victims of holiday booking fraud last year, with their total losses amounting to £7m, research suggests.

To read the article please follow link : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48179984

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