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An online travel agent is being sought by police after allegedly duping customers out of £125,000 and ruining dozens of holidays. Hayley King, 34, is accused of taking money from victims who were told her firm Around The World Travel … Continue reading

Worshippers fear they will lose thousands of pounds after their Hajj pilgrimages to Mecca were cancelled. Pilgrims, who each bought packages through travel agent Taha Travel, in Small Heath, Birmingham, said refunds were not received and the shop was closed. … Continue reading

In an international operation that took place at 200 airports across the world, crime agency Europol has arrested 79 individuals suspected of using stolen credit card data for the online purchase of flight tickets. Airline companies are among the most … Continue reading

Jet2holidays has won a “landmark” court appeal which allows it to issue contempt of court proceedings against holidaymakers who withdrew dubious claims of being sick while on holiday. The Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the tour operator, which … Continue reading

Anti-fraud group Profit is urging travel firms to reduce their reliance on computer passwords in its latest Counter Fraud Campaign 2019 email. It suggests businesses should only use passwords except where necessary, such as for access to the company Wi-Fi, … Continue reading

A travel agent who cheated customers out of thousands of pounds for flights he did not book has been jailed for 21 months. Chetan Pal Panesar, who ran E-tickets Worldwide Limited, in Handsworth, Birmingham, tricked 18 people out of £32,000. … Continue reading

Travel firms have been told to be on their guard against hacking after at least 15 high-profile cases in the industry this year. The warning is part of an email campaign by Prevention of Fraud in Travel (Profit) and the … Continue reading

Former JetBlue gate agent Tiffany Jenkins, 31, pleaded guilty in a Boston federal court Friday to three counts of wire fraud after upgrading the plane tickets of friends, family and acquaintances over the course of roughly 15 months. The scam, … Continue reading

The Civil Aviation Authority believes fraudsters have been seeking to undermine its refund operation, and has reported its concerns to the police. The CAA began the largest ever Atol refund operation yesterday morning, as it looks to reimburse 360,000 forward … Continue reading

People trying to claim refunds on flights and hotels booked with collapsed holiday giant Thomas Cook have been warned about possible fraudsters trying to get hold of their details. Britain’s aviation regulator the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said this afternoon … Continue reading

Fraud attack rates against airlines have risen dramatically over the last year while attacks on the hotel sector have fallen. According to the latest Fraud Attack Index from e-commerce fraud prevention specialists, Forter, attack rates on airlines have jumped 61%. … Continue reading

Travel companies are being warned to harden their websites to protect their branding and images from theft. In the 13th part of an email campaign by Prevention of Fraud in Travel (Profit) and the Fraud Intelligence Network (Fin) with the … Continue reading

Travel agents are being told how they can challenge fraudulent chargebacks by customers. A recent study by fraud management and chargeback protection services specialist ClearSale in February suggested that as much as 86% of chargebacks are potentially fraudulent. Chargebacks are … Continue reading

Thomas Cook customers are being targeted by fraudsters claiming to offer refunds. The government’s Insolvency Service and Abta are warning customers not to hand over any bank details to anyone claiming they work for the collapsed travel giant or a … Continue reading

A BBC investigation into an alleged scam by a London-based travel agent will be aired tonight. Inside Out South on BBC One is due to be shown at 7:30pm this evening and then on iPlayer. It comes after complaints from … Continue reading

Travel firms have been warned it is vital to report every fraud to police as individual cases could be part of larger organised crimes affecting the trade. In the seventh part of an email campaign by Prevention of Fraud in … Continue reading

A bogus email from a UK airport attempted to defraud thousands of people, it has emerged. The scam used a fake gov.uk address, but the messages were prevented from ever reaching their intended recipients. It was one of a range … Continue reading

All travel businesses are vulnerable to fraud committed by their own staff and need to take steps to prevent it, the counter fraud campaign 2019 has warned. Employee fraud has come under the spotlight this week in part three of … Continue reading

Checking and knowing the companies you work with means your own firm is less exposed to potential fraud risks, according to the latest instalment of the Counter Fraud Campaign 2019. The email campaign, which includes free tips on fraud awareness … Continue reading

Amadeus has warned new EU anti-fraud rules risk “massive loss of business” for online retailers despite the UK regulator’s decision to delay enforcement. An EU requirement for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) on e-commerce payments over £30 means card issuers could … Continue reading