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Holiday fraudsters 'steal £7 million a year' from Brits

Fraudsters are stealing around £7 million a year from British holidaymakers, according to a police report.

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Holiday fraudsters 'steal £7 million a year' from Brits

Fraudsters are stealing around £7 million a year from British holidaymakers, according to a police report.

Scams include travellers receiving fake airline tickets, with flights to West Africa a particular target.

The report says fraudsters are stealing around £7 million a year from British holidaymakers. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

One couple were left more than £1,000 out of pocket after being conned into booking a holiday at Loch Ness at a romantic lodge that did not exist.

The report, from the City of London Police's National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB), showed that during a 12-month period more than 4,500 cases of holiday booking fraud were reported.

They included fake packages for the Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia and also for the Ryder Cup.

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