Our private detectives will perform a thorough investigation and find out for sure if the client’s doubts were justified, which can mitigate the damage and stop the fraudsters in their track, before they cause further damage
(PRWEB UK) 8 May 2014
According to the article in The Independent by Simon Calder dated 04 March 2014, Travel fraudsters swindled holidaymakers out of £7m last year - and the problem is growing, the Internet and travel were made for each other, enabling millions of individuals to access flights, accommodation and holiday packages. But online tricksters are swindling at least £7 million a year from unwary travellers, according to a new report from National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB).
According to the article, nearly 5,000 cases of holiday booking fraud were reported in 2013. The single most lucrative fraud is for holiday accommodation. Three out of 10 holiday fraud victims were scammed by fake advertisements of villas and apartments. Most of these involved properties abroad – but fraudsters are also targeting domestic holidays. A Yorkshire couple who thought they had bought a Loch Ness weekend Valentine's break online were left over £1,000 out of pocket. The “romantic lodge” they had seen advertised on Facebook did not exist. Because they had paid by bank transfer, they were unable to recoup their losses.
Airline ticket scams, where prospective travellers pay for flights that are never booked, accounted for 21 per cent of cases. The travel association, ABTA, said that flights to West Africa were a particular target. The era of "paperless tickets" has widened the scope for fraud.
As one of the top private detective agencies in the UK, Manchester Private Investigators would like to take this opportunity to invite potential clients to protect themselves better when it comes to fraud. Fraud is one of the most common types of cases our private investigators come across in their line of work. This is due to the fact that most people perceive fraud as something that happens to someone else and are impervious to it. Unfortunately, they’re not. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, but once the victim; contacting Manchester Private Investigators is the best course of action. Experienced private investigators will set up a meeting immediately and get on with solving the case. Fraud is a time-sensitive case, and the detectives that are trying to solve fraud cases need to have an expansive skillet which involves being able to track down the subject and put them under surveillance, finding a paper trail and much more. Manchester Private Investigators has some of the best experts in the field, and rest assured that the best service to locate the fraudsters, and maybe even retrieve your money will be given.
Chief investigator, William Abbott from Manchester Private Investigators (http://www.manchester-privateinvestigators.co.uk), maintains how important it is for our client to come to us as soon as possible, even if they just suspect fraud is taking place.
William said: “Our private detectives will perform a thorough investigation and find out for sure if the client’s doubts were justified, which can mitigate the damage and stop the fraudsters in their track, before they cause further damage”.
Contact William or our operators today on 0161 363 0083; we are standing by.