Making a pilgrimage to Mecca? Beware of fraud!

Are you planning on making the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in the near future? South Wales Police would like to draw your attention to fraudsters targetting pilgrims.

“Each year Hajj fraud is destroying the dreams of an untold number of people who believe they are about to make their own pilgrimage to Mecca.”  – Detective Chief Superintendent Steve Head, Head of Economic Crime at the City of London.

In some cases, ‘Hajj Tours’ are being sold at up to 50% of the normal price, but shortly before departure the tour operator closes, leaving people with no tour and no way of getting their money back. 

 If you know anyone who is arranging to make a pilgrimage to Mecca, South Wales Police encourage you to pass on the advisory leaflets issued by the City of London Police and National Fraud Intelligence Bureau. These are available in English, Bengali and Urdu.

 

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