How it works:
- Criminal gangs have reportedly posed as legitimate tour operators, directed traffic from social media sites of these operators to a fake/phishing site and then make non-existent flight/hotel bookings for you.
Places to beware:
What to do:
- Check the hyperlink carefully to make sure you are at the correct site and if asked to make a bank transfer off the platform or a payment via Western Union/MoneyGram, that is an obvious red flag.
- Alternatively, online platforms like GetYourGuide (best day tour platform in Europe) has many popular tours (e.g. Edinburgh Castle, Harry Potter tour, Loch Ness Glencoe & the Highlands, etc).