Today we are offering all summer holidaymakers some crucial advice to ensure you do not fall victim to online fraud when planning your dream getaway.
In 2014, some £2.2 million was conned from people making payments over the internet, a National Fraud Intelligence Bureau report reveals. In some instances consumers had made bookings for accommodation only to find there is no booking in their name when they come to check in, another story tells of a person losing more than £62,000 following payment for a timeshare that didn’t actually exist.
As a result of these nightmare scenarios, holidaymakers also find themselves emotionally and physically distressed leading to medical help needing to be sourced on arrival at their destination.
Well don’t let it be you. As the online consumer market continues to grow, it does become more convenient to book holidays, pay for insurance and arrange excursions online however your safety (whether that by physically or financially) should always remain paramount. There are a variety of different sites that you can ensure your details will be safely stowed, because unfortunately in the long run the cheapest holiday package could actually be the most costly.