A Birmingham man has become the voice of a national campaign urging Muslims considering performing Hajj this year to take care when booking the trip.
Mohammed lost £4,500 when he fell victim to dodgy travel agents.
Mohammed tells his story in a video put together by City of London Police as part of the awareness campaign.
In August, ITV News Central reported how Birmingham City Council Trading Standards officers targeted a number of suspected cowboy traders in a series of raids in the city.
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