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The Nordic Consumer Ombudsmen inform the FTC about US travel scams

02. May 2005

Beware of handing out credit card information to American travel agents!

During the past couple of months, several consumers in Scandinavia have had substantial sums drawn from their accounts following calls from American-based travel agencies, who inform people that they have won a vacation. In fact, the consumers have only "won" the right to get a discount if they book a trip or the like.

The Nordic Consumer Ombudsmen find this particular marketing procedure misleading and fraudulent, and they have decided to approach the FTC via ICPEN, the International Consumer Protection Network, to call on efforts to be taken against a number of named US companies.

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