Holidaymakers fall victim to new fraud tactics

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Holidaymakers fall victim to new fraud tactics

Abta and Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, are warning consumers about a new flight ticket scam.

The reporting centre said it has received 110 reports about the fresh fraud tactics, with total losses of £98,043.

It said crooks are attempting to entice victims who are looking for cheap flights abroad, and consumers are being “cold-called by fraudsters purporting to be travel companies”.

The statement from Action Fraud said: “Fraudsters in these cases are using new tactics to gain the victim’s trust.

“Intelligence suggests they appear to know that the victim has recently been searching to book flights online.

“It is suspected that this is because the victim has provided their contact details when making a search for flights on a bogus website which records their personal details.

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