CONCERNS have been raised over new types of scams targeting vulnerable Dorset households during the Covid-19 lockdown. More than 2,000 online fraud attempts have been identified and blocked.
How to avoid holiday scams. The last thing you want when you head away on holiday is to find out you haven’t actually booked your flight or hotel room. Unfortunately, there are many fake websites, online adverts, emails, social media posts and texts that promise great holidays which aren’t real. Either the holiday (or parts of the holiday) doesn’t exist, or it does exist but has been.
A quick warning before we run through all the coronavirus-related scams. We've previously warned about criminals using Martin's name and face in online adverts to draw you into 'get rich quick' schemes promising big money, fast (all fake of course). Sadly, we're seeing a new wave of these upsetting ads, as scammers look to exploit Martin's hard-earned trust at this time, and their tactics.New warning about post-lockdown travel scams. June 26th 2020. Consumers are being urged to be on the lookout for holiday scams including fake caravan and motorhome listings, refund offers and travel deals, as criminals take advantage of uncertainty around coronavirus travel restrictions and cancellations to target their victims and commit fraud.Consumers are being urged to be on the lookout for holiday scams including fake caravan and motorhome listings, refund offers and travel deals, as.
There are holiday rentals scams at the best of times, but the current crisis has given the fraudsters a new opportunity. Villas and chalets can be rented at giveaway prices. Typically and is often the case, these aren't rental properties. Beautiful photos claiming to be of a holiday rental villa have been copied from sources such as estate.Read More
Another FBI agent said, “Tis the season to scam; it is the holiday season as well for scammers.” These would-be thieves are targeting people all around the country. One way that the criminals are taking people’s money is by using a fake online storefront. They post pictures of items for sale and wait for the money to be paid. They quickly move the money into a separate account and then.Read More
Coronavirus holiday scams warning as people look for staycations. Criminals are posting fake adverts for caravans and motorhomes online and impersonating travel firms to make bogus refund offers.Read More
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.Read More
Shop safe - holiday scams. Shop online safely. Holiday scams. You can find great holiday deals online. But look out for fake websites that seem real but are really a scam. The last thing you want is for your dream holiday to turn into a nightmare. What to look out for: Scam emails and text messages - Fraudsters sometimes send messages pretending to be from real companies. They may have links.Read More
Avoiding Holiday Home Rental Scams. Posted by Perfect Stays on February 20, 2014. January and February are amongst the busiest months of the year for the tourism industry, with everyone looking forward to the coming summer and school holidays throughout the year. This is why it’s so important to make sure you don’t fall victim to some of holiday home scams that have been hitting headlines.Read More
Coronavirus - be aware of new scams. It's important you're aware of the many new scams around at the moment because of coronavirus. Scams to look out for include: advertising face masks or medical equipment at high prices; emails or texts pretending to be from the government; emails offering life insurance against coronavirus; people knocking at your door and asking for money for charity; If.Read More
This Wednesday, some much-needed protection against holiday scams quietly slipped into EU and British legislation.In principle, this is great news for holidaymakers. The new law closes loopholes in previous timeshare legislation that have allowed unscrupulous firms to take money from people on the spot after using heavy sales tactics.Read More
Not surprisingly, holiday scams often center on shopping, especially online. Sixty percent of consumers take to the internet to buy holiday gifts, according to a Deloitte survey. As real retailers roll out their seasonal deals, cybersecurity company ZeroFOX says, scammers seek to snare bargain-hunting shoppers with bogus websites and, increasingly, social media campaigns that impersonate major.Read More