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Five arrested for attempted fraud at GNTO

Five people, including a former executive at Greece’s National Tourism Organization (GNTO), have been arrested after they allegedly attempted to extract cash from the agency using bogus invoices.

Former Kenyan tourism leaders found guilty as charged

(eTN) - Time has finally ran out for the trio of accused, Ms. Rebecca Nabutola, a former Ministry of Tourism Permanent Secretary, Dr.

New tourism minister vows to make changes

Appointed only last week, the new man at the helm of the ministry for natural resources and tourism Khamis Kagesheki made his first major announcement yesterday in Dar es Salaam.

Irish tourist goes on crime spree in Australia

An Irish tourist used illegally obtained credit card numbers to live in luxury during a six-week crime spree in Australia that has been compared by his lawyer with the wild bachelor party in the comed

Senator calls on Apple: Stop helping criminals break the law

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) sent a letter to Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Apple, Inc., requesting that Apple immediately remove the "License" application from the App Store.

Fraudsters target Hajj pilgrims

Up to percent of UK Muslims planning to take part in the annual Hajj pilgrimage this week will have fallen foul of unscrupulous operators selling package tours to Mecca, it has been claimed.

Lufthansa employees potentially implicated in Euro fraud ring

FRANKFURT – A Lufthansa flight attendant struggling to lift her bag led to the discovery of a 6-million euro ($8.4 million) coin fraud.

Airline ticket fraud ring busted by the feds

A fraud ring that had been stealing consumers' credit card information since 2001 was finally broken up after a lengthy investigation.

Travel agents join airlines in slamming IATA

Travel agents have joined airlines in hammering the International Air Transportation's global payment system in the wake of 550-million-baht fraud involving the industry body's Bangkok office.

Woman admits stealing $400,000 in tickets from United Airlines

CINCINNATI - A Cincinnati roller derby star has admitted stealing $400,000 in airline tickets from United Airlines for teammates, friends and family, authorities say.

Corporate travel executive admits $35M bogus trips fraud

NEW YORK — The head of a Nevada company that manages business travel for major corporations admitted Wednesday she booked bogus trips to net herself $17 million — money prosecutors say she spent o

Canoe man case gives unlikely boost to Panama’s tourism

He defrauded his insurers and betrayed his family, but John Darwin, the “canoe man” fraudster, has bequeathed the tourism industry in Panama a surprise boost.

Tourists targeted in London rent scam

Online fraudsters are targeting British students and foreign tourists by purporting to rent out property that does not exist.

British tourists in Brazil fraud receive community service sentence

RIO DE JANEIRO — Two British tourists found guilty of attempted fraud for falsely declaring a robbery were given a community service sentence by a Rio de Janeiro judge on Wednesday.

Surge in attempted fraud is feared by travel groups

The travel sector is braced for a surge in holiday season internet and telephone payment fraud attempts, as financial crime responds to the recession and improved credit card security.

Texas woman guilty in airline ticket scheme

A 36-year-old woman who admitted to fraudulently obtaining and reselling Southwest Airline tickets faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The impact of online fraud on airlines worldwide

CyberSource Corporation announced today the general availability of its Airline Online Fraud Report, a comprehensive study of the impact of online fraud on the airline industry.

Airlines tackle US$1.4 billion online fraud challenge

New survey findings released today show airlines worldwide lost over US$1.4 billion to online fraudsters in 2008, about 1.3 percent of worldwide airlines’ online revenue.

Tourists fall victim to credit card fraud

A Portuguese couple say they lost about 8 000 euros (N$96 000) to credit card fraud after visiting Namibia last year, and they suspect the involvement of Namibian service staff.

Fraud alert: unauthorized web sites charging for free Visa Waiver Program...

Beginning January 12, 2009, all nationals and citizens of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries will be required by law to obtain a travel authorization prior to initiating travel to the United States u

Jail for tourist

An Australian tourist whose cash ran out yesterday began sampling Welsh hospitality of a different kind – in jail.

Muslims clamp down on halal fraud

When most people go shopping for meat, they don’t put much thought into the task beyond the quality and the price.

Travel industry warned over trademark hoax

Travel companies are being warned to watch out for bogus letters or emails asking for up to £1,000 to register their trademark. The fraudsters are targeting holiday firms that have already submitted applications to register their trademarks in the UK.

Czech couple tried to dupe Swiss bank with international airline plan

PRAGUE — A Czech couple who pretended they wanted to launch an international airline were stopped by the police before convincing a Swiss bank to lend them around 3.5 billion dollars (2.39 billion euros). Czech police said Thursday in a statement that they had launched criminal proceedings for loan fraud against the 54-year-old husband and his 43-year-old wife.