Tag: fraud

Is Boeing bribing U.S.House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation members? Follow the money

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019 22:20

Is Boeing bribing Members of the United States House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation with millions of dollars? Unfortunately, under U.S. law such payoffs are not considered bribes, but legal contributions., ... Read More

Former Jet Airways Chair forced to deboard at Mumbai Airport

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 27, 2019 18:44

In a shocking development, Naresh Goyal and his wife, Anita, were forced to deboard the aircraft they were on at Mumbai Airport from a Saturday flight that was scheduled to ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Tourism Security will be an issue in 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2019 22:14

The 26th Las Vegas International Tourism Safety and Security Conference in 27 years was concluded last week. Next year a whole new concept of tourism security conferences is in the ... Read More

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 20:38

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety and Security. Dr. Peter Tarlow of SaferTourism.com  had a major part ... Read More

Diamond Resorts’ decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu hotel condemned by union

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 00:14

UNITE HERE Local 5 condemns Diamond Resorts, a timeshare company headquartered in Las Vegas, after its decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu — nearly 30% of ... Read More

New Delhi welcomes new Qatar Visa Center

editor editor- March 27, 2019 23:33

At the new Qatar Visa Center in New Delhi, India, work visa applicants for the State of Qatar will be able to sign on work contracts digitally, enroll their biometrics, ... Read More

Cambodia Tourist Visa may be a fraud

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 7, 2019 10:02

Visitors requesting an e-visa for Cambodia are warned to check the website of the  Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia. There are fake websites promoted and ... Read More

Uganda officials bust major ivory and pangolin scales smuggling racket

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2019 20:20

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has started reaping the results from the introduction of Non-intrusive Cargo Inspection (NII) scanning technology that this week, uncovered a major regional poaching racket. Officers at ... Read More

“Tour operator” fleeces US tourists of $20K, arrested by Uganda’s Tourism Police

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 26, 2019 17:20

Tourism Police on the morning of Friday, January 25, arrested a quack tour operator who had fleeced a family of American tourists that had paid for a 15-day safari in ... Read More

Marriott data breach: Passports not encrypted

editor editor- January 4, 2019 21:05

Marriott said for the first time that 5.25 million passport numbers were kept in the Starwood system in plain, unencrypted data files Read More

American tourist arrested in Moscow ‘on suspicion of espionage’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 31, 2018 16:30

Public relations center of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), which is the successor to the KGB, said on Monday that FSB has detained US citizen in Moscow 'on suspicion of ... Read More

Charles de Gaulle airport rolls out new taxi rules to prevent scams

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2018 19:25

Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport has announced new taxi rules after an unregistered illegal acb driver charged a Thai tourist couple €247 ($283) for a trip from the airport to ... Read More

How American Airlines chill the blood of conscientious aircraft mechanics

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 17, 2018 07:24

Today a promotion is sending a chilling message to American Airlines mechanics., and the U.S. aviation industry altogether. “Pressuring Airline mechanics to not record maintenance discrepancies, take shortcuts with maintenance ... Read More

What Marriott told victims of massive security crime? Transcript of an email to hotel guests

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 9, 2018 14:49

A massive database breach was reported by Marriott Hotels and Resorts at their Starwood brand on November 30. In the meantime, Marriott Security procedures had been in the global spotlight ... Read More

Zimbabwe: A genocide in progress? Should Tourists Leave?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 2, 2018 07:58

Foreign tourist should leave Zimbabwe. After a violent crackdown Tuesday night, a scary calm is returning to portions of Zimbabwe This may not be a constant situation. "Zimbabwe is open for ... Read More

Five arrested for attempted fraud at GNTO

editor editor- December 27, 2012 06:26

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. Read More

Former Kenyan tourism leaders found guilty as charged

editor editor- September 11, 2012 09:45

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

New tourism minister vows to make changes

editor editor- May 10, 2012 08:07

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. Read More

Irish tourist goes on crime spree in Australia

editor editor- April 27, 2012 05:10

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 ... Read More

Senator calls on Apple: Stop helping criminals break the law

editor editor- December 14, 2011 07:21

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 ... Read More

Fraudsters target Hajj pilgrims

editor editor- November 2, 2011 07:02

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 ... Read More

Lufthansa employees potentially implicated in Euro fraud ring

editor editor- April 1, 2011 03:29

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

Airline ticket fraud ring busted by the feds

editor editor- July 13, 2010 05:25

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

Travel agents join airlines in slamming IATA

editor editor- June 16, 2010 04:17

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. Read More

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

editor editor- June 3, 2010 04:48

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

Corporate travel executive admits $35M bogus trips fraud

editor editor- May 13, 2010 05:35

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 ... Read More

Canoe man case gives unlikely boost to Panama’s tourism

editor editor- December 28, 2009 04:20

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. Read More

Tourists targeted in London rent scam

editor editor- September 28, 2009 04:38

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

British tourists in Brazil fraud receive community service sentence

editor editor- August 20, 2009 05:37

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 ... Read More

Surge in attempted fraud is feared by travel groups

editor editor- July 7, 2009 07:13

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. Read More

Texas woman guilty in airline ticket scheme

editor editor- May 25, 2009 06:18

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. Read More

The impact of online fraud on airlines worldwide

editor editor- April 29, 2009 04:28

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. Read More

Airlines tackle US$1.4 billion online fraud challenge

editor editor- March 18, 2009 04:41

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. Read More

Tourists fall victim to credit card fraud

editor editor- February 11, 2009 05:31

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. Read More

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

editor editor- November 13, 2008 02:14

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 ... Read More

Jail for tourist

editor editor- August 4, 2008 04:12

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