Fraudsters are attempting to entice victims who are looking for cheap flights abroad.
Victims have reported booking tickets via websites or a “popular” ticket broker, only to discover that after payment via bank transfer or electronic wire transfer, the tickets/booking references received are counterfeit. In some cases, all communications between the company or broker and the victim have been severed.
Fraudsters are targeting individuals who are seeking to travel to African nations and the Middle East, particularly those wishing to travel in time for popular public and religious holidays.
If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it us on 101 or to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visiting http://www.actionfraud.police.uk.
For more information and advice about this fraud and the latest fraud alerts visit: https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/article/8201/Latest-Fraud-Alerts
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Community Engagement Officer