Don’t be a victim of travel fraud

20 March 2019

Travel fraud and scams are on the rise; year-on-year more and more leisure and business travellers are conned out of their hard-earned money, and in some cases experience very frightening scenarios as they are used as leverage to negotiate criminal windfalls.

As a business traveller, you may be transacting with your company’s finances or credit card, but it is still your responsibility to be aware, alert, and vigilant in protecting yourself from organised and opportunist criminals.

If you have been tasked with booking your or an employee’s travel arrangements, look out for any of these fraud tactics:

Although quite a cynical approach, travellers are well advised to be circumspect in who they trust while travelling, especially in a foreign country. Local criminals often see foreign tourists as easy prey, and use their obvious lack of local knowledge and the possible language barrier.