Holidaymakers are being warned over the risk of bookings fraudsters, Mostyn Smith was conned out of £1,000 booking accommodation for a holiday to celebrate his friend's 50th wedding anniversary.
He told Daybreak: "I was absolutely devastated because my friend insisted on paying me back the money and [the apartment] just didn't exist".
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