fraud

Travel Agents

Travel agent scams more than $460K out of Cristiano Ronaldo to fuel spending disorder

This crafty agent just dodged four years in jail after reportedly defrauding Ronaldo to the tune of a few hundred thousand, which is really just spare change to the football megastar.

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Travel Agents

Aussie agent admits ripping off clients $670,000 to fuel gambling addiction

The judge presiding over the case has taken aim at Australia’s gambling industry and called online gambling an “abomination”.

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Hotels

Marriott files lawsuit against robocall scammers

Have you been getting some suss calls from Marriott lately? Find out why here.

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Tourism

Travelling family cop jail time over fake illness claims against tour operator

These halfwit travellers posted pics of themselves enjoying their holiday on social media, and even gave positive feedback about their trip via a survey, despite claiming to be ill.

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Travel Agents

NO BAIL: Travel agent fraudster to await sentencing behind bars

The dodgy former agent managed to defraud clients, the owner of the travel agency he worked for, and even a former Hells Angels bikie.

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Travel Agents

Agent fraudster cops sentencing date after pleading guilty to more than 30 charges

An Aussie travel agent who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars and left clients stranded is finally getting his comeuppance.

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Tourism

Expert warns business travellers will be targeted by scammers

Looks like business travellers are going to have to tighten the straps of their travel fanny packs because scammers, hackers and petty criminals have them in their sights.

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Travel Agents

Travel agent scam leaves Aussies thousands of dollars out of pocket

A travel agency that continued to trade after being placed in liquidation has left dozens of Aussie travellers out of pocket, with some left stranded at the airport.

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Travel Agents

Travel agent jailed for cheating customers out of more than $60,000

Need somewhere to direct your outrage on this fine Friday morning? Look no further than right here.

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Cruise

Silversea Cruises employee charged with stealing $3.5 million

A Silversea Cruises employee has fronted court after allegedly stealing $3.5 million over four years.

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Travel Agents

Former Flight Centre agent pleads guilty to fraud

by Hannah Edensor

Travel Weekly was caught up in some fraud recently, although it was in a game of Monopoly so ‘jail’ was far less frightening.

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Tourism

“We’re all getting robbed”: Vic tourism hit by scam

by Hannah Edensor

At least nine Victorian tourist attractions have been hit by a credit card scam. We too were busted for buying clothes under our boss’s name but only to avoid buyers shame in the office.

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