Brits cheated out of millions in holiday booking scams.
This Wednesday, some much-needed protection against holiday scams quietly slipped into EU and British legislation.In principle, this is great news for holidaymakers. The new law closes loopholes in previous timeshare legislation that have allowed unscrupulous firms to take money from people on the spot after using heavy sales tactics.
Banks have issued a warning to consumers over holiday scams involving fake listings, airline refund offers and travel deals, as criminals capitalise on the confusion around coronavirus travel.
Consumers are being urged to be on the lookout for holiday scams including fake caravan and motorhome listings, refund offers and travel deals, as.
Shop safe - holiday scams. Shop online safely. Holiday scams. You can find great holiday deals online. But look out for fake websites that seem real but are really a scam. The last thing you want is for your dream holiday to turn into a nightmare. What to look out for: Scam emails and text messages - Fraudsters sometimes send messages pretending to be from real companies. They may have links.
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Steve Bernas, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois, explains how to avoid falling victim to scams during the holiday season.
Avoiding Holiday Home Rental Scams. Posted by Perfect Stays on February 20, 2014. January and February are amongst the busiest months of the year for the tourism industry, with everyone looking forward to the coming summer and school holidays throughout the year. This is why it’s so important to make sure you don’t fall victim to some of holiday home scams that have been hitting headlines.
Another FBI agent said, “Tis the season to scam; it is the holiday season as well for scammers.” These would-be thieves are targeting people all around the country. One way that the criminals are taking people’s money is by using a fake online storefront. They post pictures of items for sale and wait for the money to be paid. They quickly move the money into a separate account and then.