Fraudsters stole more than £7 million from unsuspecting holidaymakers and other travellers in 2018, a new report from Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre, reveals. This increased from £6.7 million in 2017.

Now Action Fraud has joined forces with other organisations (ABTA – The Travel Association, Action Fraud and Get Safe Online) to warn the public about the dangers posed by holiday fraud and give advice on how to spot and avoid travel related fraud. The report details the most commonly targeted areas of travel and the methods used by unscrupulous criminals to defraud the travelling public.