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Offline Maik

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Holiday scams
« on: Tuesday, 23 May, 2023 @ 18:41:41 »
Fraudsters conned UK holidaymakers out of more than £15m in 2022
Action Fraud notes surge in number of people paying for fake flights and accommodation

Holiday fraudsters conned UK consumers out of more than £15m last year – twice as much as the year before – according to the UK’s scam reporting centre.

Action Fraud said there had been a surge in the number of people being conned into paying for fake flights and accommodation bookings as more people sought cheaper holidays, partly as a result of the cost-of-living crisis.

The reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime – which has launched a national awareness campaign hoping people “don’t get burnt before they are on the beach” – said the average loss per victim last year was £2,372.

Offline TonyD

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Re: Holiday scams
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 @ 08:58:07 »
We recently paid good money expecting "three relaxing weeks in the sun"
Instead all we got was cold, cloud, rain and wind.
Worst Spring on Kef in our memories.
How I miss Roger's Weather Stats - would have been able to confirm that

I believe you're there at the moment, as I think it was your yacht I saw had transitioned from land to sea during our visit.
Any chance of some partial weather data?

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Re: Holiday scams
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 24 May, 2023 @ 14:24:55 »
I have yet to find anyone here who recalls a cloudier, wetter, unsunnier first 3 weeks in May in living memory.