Fraudsters can try to trick you before you even get on the plane. This is sometimes known as holiday fraud.
Holiday fraud is when fraudsters attempt to sell you holidays or tours that don’t exist. Use these tips to make sure your feet touch foreign soil.
- Only book a holiday with a company you know and trust
- Beware of accommodation providers that ask for a direct bank transfer
- Think twice if someone tries to get you to pay outside of your trusted booking website
- Use review sites to see if your accommodation is genuine
Phishing, smishing, vishing and Twishing
Fraudsters can target you using:
In each case, you will be encouraged to click a link, call a number or pay for a holiday deal you didn’t ask for. The company, deals or prizes will usually be fake.