Tag: City of London Police

Hajj travel firm and director ordered to pay £71,417

By on 19/07/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A Small Heath travel firm offering Hajj and Umrah trips and its director have been ordered to pay £71,417 after admitting it had misled customers, at Birmingham Crown Court today (19 July 2017) Birmingham City Council successfully prosecuted Holy Makkah Tours Limited – which also traded as MB Travels and Euro Bangla – following an […]

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Travel agents targeted in Hajj fraud operation

By on 14/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Trading Standards officers and the City Of London Police have visited travel agents across Birmingham that were identified as potentially selling unlicensed package tours to Mecca. Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards team, working with City of London Police as part of a national initiative to combat Hajj fraud, visited 12 businesses yesterday (13 July 2017). […]

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Hajj travel firm boss jailed for 14 months for fraud

By on 01/02/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The director of a Hajj travel firm was found guilty of fraud and sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment at Leicester Crown Court yesterday (31 January 2017). Birmingham City Council brought the prosecution following a joint operation between Birmingham Trading Standards and the City of London Police, in Tameside, Greater Manchester on 20 April 2015, assisted […]

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Birmingham travel agents targeted in Hajj fraud operation

By on 07/04/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A string of travel agents in the Birmingham area have been visited this morning (7 April 2016) after being identified as potentially selling unlicensed package tours to Mecca. Officers from the City of London Police, Civil Aviation Authority and Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards team worked in partnership across the city as part of a […]

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National campaign to protect Muslims from scam travel firms

By on 01/06/2015 in News with 0 Comments

British Muslims booking trips to Mecca this September to celebrate Hajj are being warned about the threat of fraudsters trying to con them with bogus travel packages. The City of London Police is this week (1-5 June) launching a national campaign targeted at keeping people out of the clutches of fraudsters as they search for […]

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Three people arrested as part of fraud operation

By on 20/04/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Detectives from the City of London Police, working with Birmingham Trading Standards, arrested three people after executing warrants at a travel agents in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester today (20 April). The suspects are believed to have been selling Hajj and Umrah travel packages falsely claiming they are protected by the Air Travel Operators Licence (ATOL). The […]

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Two arrested and £400k seized in Hajj fraud investigation

By on 21/08/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Two men were arrested and an estimated £400,000 was seized at travel agencies in East London yesterday (August 20) as part of an ongoing investigation into Hajj fraud. The investigation by Birmingham City Council Trading Standards and City of London Police, saw searches on two travel agencies suspected of selling Hajj packages with false or […]

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Campaign aims to keep Muslims safe from Hajj scam operators

By on 30/06/2014 in News with 0 Comments

British Muslims booking trips to Mecca this October to celebrate Hajj are being warned about the threat of fraudsters trying to con them with bogus travel packages. City of London Police is this week (June 30 to July 4) launching a national campaign targeted at keeping people out of the clutches of fraudsters as they […]

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