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Travel Agents

Fake agent jailed for scamming more than $35,000 out of travellers

The woman allegedly collected money for at least 19 trips, which she would then “cancel”, claiming her mother was unwell.

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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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Aviation

Qantas warns customers of refund scam

Did you receive a phone call about finally having your client’s Qantas airfare refund processed? Well, according to the airline, chances are it really was too good to be true.

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Aviation

Airline embroiled in website scam duping travellers with fake tickets

Have you purchased some too-good-to-be-true-airfares for your clients recently? You might want to read this.

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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 caught up in $3bn cryptocurrency scam

A travel agent based in South Korea has become an unwitting victim of a $3 billion Ponzi scheme.

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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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Destinations

Hollywood actor falls victim to Statue of Liberty ‘boat tour’ scam

Similarly, a Travel Weekly reporter was recently ‘scammed’ into thinking Nutella and butter on bread makes for a healthy brekkie.

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Tourism

STUDY: One third of Aussies discouraged to travel for fear of being scammed

National Scams Awareness Week kicked off yesterday, and to celebrate, we’re bringing you stats that will make you duct tape your belongings to yourself for the duration of your next trip.

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Destinations

Tourists charged $1.7k for steak in Venice

by Daisy Doctor

A group of tourists have gotten a little more than they bargained for in Venice. Bitten off a little more than they can chew, if you will.

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Technology

Spanish family scammed $17k by Airbnb user

by Daisy Doctor

A Spanish family has lost thousands thanks to a major Airbnb scam. Excuse us while we change all future bookings to hotels.

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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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