Villa Scam Alert!

It has come to my attention this week that there are multiple villa rental scams in operation at the moment. Photos and descriptions of real villas taken from genuine websites are being duplicated on scam websites that trick people into thinking that they are booking an amazing villa at a bargain price. Only when people arrive at the villa do they realise they have been conned, lost all their money and are stranded with nowhere to stay.

Even when these websites were bought to the attention of Trading Standards, Action Fraud and the website host, they are still operating, taking bookings and making money from unsuspecting holidaymakers. It seems nothing can be done to protect the consumer from being conned. My advice as a travel expert is to always book through an ABTA and ATOL bonded travel agent who only uses verified and trusted suppliers when booking villas to guarantee a safe, secure and happy holiday experience.

Known scam websites include:

I have worked within the travel industry for over 30 years and travelled around the world on my own holidays. I now run my own travel business from my hometown of Sutton Coldfield offering a personalised travel service for all of your holiday needs.

For a free quote on any holiday contact me at:

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I have worked within the travel industry for over 30 years and now run my travel business from my home town, Sutton Coldfield. Running my own business allows me to offer impartial and truly independent travel advice, whatever your requirements might be. Whether it’s the trip of a lifetime, a honeymoon or a family holiday, I’d be delighted to help and will listen to your needs to create a perfectly tailored itinerary and make suggestions to enhance your trip. Would you like more time to discuss your plans and hear my suggestions? Please email or call me to arrange a free private consultation (within 10 miles of Sutton Coldfield). All holidays are ABTA and ATOL bonded via my preferred travel suppliers, so you have peace of mind that your holiday is in safe hands. Email - ABTA - 13759 ATOL - 5346

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