The pandemic has spawned a new breed of Covid-related scams. The ever-changing travel rules, coupled with our desperation to get away after months of lockdown, have created the perfect conditions for scam artists to strike.
Action Fraud says that £34.5m was stolen in the first year of the pandemic alone. Others have exploited changing legislation around Brexit to extract travellers’ personal details and steal money. Which? reveal the latest travel scams in 2022 and help you stay safe when planning your next getaway.
1. Sham refunds
2. Charging for free travel forms
3. Fake vaccine passports
4. Scam social media ads
5. Brexit copycats
6. Rogue travel companies