Booking a holiday with a travel company only to find it doesn’t exist, and therefore being scammed out of a lot of money you might not be able to replace, is something unsuspecting traveler’s fall into from time to time. Not only that, but in a lot of cases of travel-related fraud, the holidaymaker then can’t afford a replacement holiday.
However, when you’re well equipped and prepared with vigilance, it’s something that can be easily avoided. Here we will go through the different types of travel-related fraud and how you, the traveler, can avoid them.
What is Travel Related Fraud?
Travel-related fraud, put simply, is when a traveller pays money for a holiday, accommodation, or transport only to find out it doesn’t exist. The most frequent types of travel-related fraud consist of:
Avoiding Travel Related Fraud