Everyone love’s a holiday, particularly fraudsters where their average victim in the UK last year lost £1500. Here’s our video guide to staying safe from fraud when booking your next flight, accommodation or package holiday.
Holidays are usually a time for relaxation, to experience new things and revel in the untold adventures of another culture. Fraudsters know this and work doubly hard to target unsuspecting holiday makers, especially just after Christmas and during peak holiday season.
Demand for travel and accommodation is usually higher during these periods. People naturally search for the best available prices although availability will inevitably be lower. It’s understandingly easy to be lured into purchasing what might seem to be a real bargain.
When you combine with the thrill and excitement of going away, it is easy to inadvertently make oneself more vulnerable to fraudsters.