February 2009
Travel Weekly (UK);2/6/2009, p2
Trade Publication
The article provides updates on the fraud in travel industry in Great Britain. Holidaymakers paid a fake agent in Dundee, Scotland thousands of pounds for non-existing holidays. A hajj tour operator was accused of leaving 300 pilgrims out of budget after it failed to book flights and ran off with the money. A group of travel agent fraudsters are sentenced to a total of 18 years in prison.


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