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.
More top news
Wolverhampton-born One Direction star Liam Payne has hit back at suggestions he is drinking heavily.
BT has announced the West Midlands is to benefit from plans to create a thousand apprenticeships and graduate jobs in the UK.
The owners of what some people claim to be the 'Welsh Holy Grail' are offering a cash reward for the ancient artefact's safe return.