New travel scams to watch out for in 2022

Written by

Tara Covell

Friday 4th March 2022

A new breed of scams has emerged in the aftermath of the pandemic due to changing travel regulations and the public's desire for foreign holidays following months of lockdown.

The UK’s consumer champion, Which is advising holidaymakers to stay vigilant as scammers continue to target unsuspecting families trying to make up for lost time. The warning comes as restrictions continue to be lifted, with the Government looking likely to pull the passenger locator form in the coming weeks as Easter approaches.

Rory Boland, editor of Which Travel, said:

"Criminals are exploiting the pandemic and the demand for holidays in a wide range of ways, laying new traps to trick unsuspecting travellers out of their money. Our advice for consumers is to be wary of unsolicited calls and messages and be cautious about holiday deals from unfamiliar firms.”

To find out more about the  most common scams and how to avoid them, including sham refunds, charging for free travel forms, fake vaccine passports and bogus social media ads, check out the full article here.