The threat from fraud is increasing across all retail sectors, and travel is no exception.
With the recession set to make the problem even worse, Travel Weekly will be raising awareness of fraud in travel throughout February 2009.
On this page you’ll find our news and features on fraud in travel, plus links and information from other sources.
Fraud: The facts
According to the UK Association of Payment and Clearing Services, cardholder-not-present fraud rose 18% in 2007-8, with losses across all sectors totalling £161.9 million.
British courts saw fraud worth more than £1.1 billion last year – the highest level recorded since 1995.
Experts believe that the pressures of a recession could lead to a rise in fraud, as businesses take more risks and criminals become bolder. Research by accountants KPMG suggests that the recession is already driving British workers to crime.
Browse Travel Weekly’s fraud coverage. Created at dipity.com
Fraud on Travel Weekly
This feed displays TW articles that contain the keyword ‘fraud’
This feed aggregates news articles that contain the keyword ‘fraud’ (powered by Google News)
- Fraud awareness month [Travel Weekly forums]
- Comment: If you suspect fraud, speak up 
- Comment: Travel industry must work together to stamp out fraud [2007
- How the travel industry is fighting fraud 
- Protect your company from fraud 
Cheque and card fraud
- Card Watch
- Chip and pin website
- Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit
- Association of Payment Clearance Services
- British Cheque Cashers Association
This is a community-moderated forum.
All post are the individual views of the respective commenter and are not the expressed views of Travel Weekly.
By posting your comments you agree to accept our Terms & Conditions.