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Staycation scams
« on: Friday, 26 June, 2020 @ 02:32:52 »
Staycation holiday scams soar, banking watchdog warns
UK Finance reports surge in fake listings and refund scams for trips cancelled due to Covid-19

Consumers are being warned about a sharp rise in coronavirus-related holiday scams, including a spate of fake caravan and motorhome listings targeting those planning a summer staycation.

The warning from UK Finance, the banking industry body, comes three days after the government announced an easing of the lockdown rules in England aimed at helping to get the tourism sector back up and running.

UK Finance said criminals were exploiting the uncertainty around travel restrictions and cancellations to target would-be holidaymakers and commit fraud.

Fraud prevention service Cifas has recorded a big jump in the numbers of holidaymakers being contacted by fraudsters purporting to be from travel companies or insurers and offering to refund or rebook cancelled flights and holidays.