Holiday scams soar as Britons rush to book summer getaway

People urged to be vigilant as fake flight and hotel adverts proliferate amid ‘national fraud epidemic’

Britons should take extra care booking their summer getaway as new figures show an increase in online holiday scams, with travellers being cheated out of thousands of pounds by fake flight and hotel adverts.

The number of scams linked to holidays was up by a third in the year to March 2022. Within that, fraud relating to flight bookings was 13% higher than in 2021, with victims, on average, losing £3,000, based on cases being reported to Lloyds Bank.

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Scams, Travel & leisure, Airline industry, Business, Hospitality industry, Consumer affairs, Money, UK news UK news | The Guardian

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