Tag: Hajj fraud

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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Ramadan: Halal meat and Hajj fraud advice

By on 17/06/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Director of Regulation and Enforcement, looks at the risks Muslims may face from unscrupulous businesses as they observe Ramadan. With Ramadan beginning tomorrow (18 June 2015), this blog contains tips on ensuring halal meat is what it claims to be and how to stay safe if booking a trip to Mecca for the […]

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Turning the tide on Hajj fraud

By on 08/09/2014 in News with 0 Comments

The successful work done by Birmingham City Council's Trading Standards team to tackle Hajj fraud has led to the authority becoming the national lead in combating what is traditionally seen as an under-reported crime. Compliance in Birmingham is now so high that the National Trading Standards Board has given Birmingham £100,000 funding to help replicate […]

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