Campaign against holiday scams

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If you have been the vctim of a holiday scam, let Good Morning Britain know.

If you have been the vctim of a holiday scam, let Good Morning Britain know.

As the summer holiday season approaches, some of us will become prone to scams that reappear every year. ITV’s breakfast programme, Good Morning Britain, is going to publicise and highlight these to us but they need your help.

They would like you to contact them if you have been the victim of a scam or know someone who is willing to give details of how they were affected.

In particular, the programme is interested in anyone who has booked a villa or apartment online and then found when they arrived that the accommodation didn’t exist or that it did and someone else had rented it for the same period or even that it was a private house.

The holiday industry – and Good Morning Britain – want to name, shame and end this practice. Ending it can only come about by booking through reputable booking agencies or with those villas and apartments who are registered with local tourist boards or trade associations. The sooner they are gone the better for all of us.

If you can help, send an e-mail to lee.hannon@itv.com giving as much detail as possible.

Some people may not wish to tell the programme about the details of how they were affected in which case contact me (editor@justabouttravel.net) and I will pass the details on anonymously. But it is only by readers and those affected revealing how the scam happened, how you came across the rented villa or apartment in the first place, what you were asked to pay and when, that we can try and end this practice that ruins holidays.

We’ll let you know when the story is about to air so that, hopefully, you will never be the in the same unfortunate position.

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