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Cancelled Flight Compensation

 

Cancelled Flights Compensation Scam: How It Works

If you happen to be a tourist traveling right after a worldwide calamity (tsunami, hurricane, earthquake, or even a terrorist attack) you might face the unfortunate experience of having all possible flights cancelled.

As you are in the airport or even in your hotel, somebody wearing a uniform approaches you saying she is from the Civil Aviation Authority, or some other similar organization.

After double-checking if you have a ticket, she will tell you that because all the flights were cancelled, every passenger is entitled to compensation. The scammer mentions you'll receive a sum, usually from $500 to $2,500, and she will ask you to provide all the details so they can wire you the money (bank account, etc).

Happy to receive a grand or two, you'll just give her all your details, and probably lose a lot of money as a result. The approach from the scammer could also come as an email, not only in person.

How to avoid:

When flights are cancelled, nobody is in a hurry to offer you compensation – you have to follow up yourself. Don't for one moment expect anyone to run after you offering refunded money.

 

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