Action Fraud has received multiple reports from people who have been defrauded after paying for winter holiday accommodation on RightSki.com and ChaletHunter.com.Â
According to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) RightSki.com and ChaletHunter.com were set up by fraudsters using fake details and false information.Â
The NFIB are proactively taking steps to suspend the websites and virtual phone numbers used by these fraudsters and are warning consumers that they may continue this activity and use alternative websites. Fraudsters can easily set up new pages with different names very quickly.Â
Over a dozen victims who made reports so far state to have lost approximately Â£60,000 in total with the majority paying by bank transfer, where unfortunately, once money has left an account - little can be done to retrieve this.Â
The NFIB is also urging any victims who have not yet reported to come forward and report to Action Fraud to assist the police.