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travel arrangements or completely destroyed by criminals selling scam Hajj packages for non-existent flights, accommodation and visas.


All travel companies selling packages involving flights and accommodation must be ATOL accredited to ensure people are protected and insured against unforeseen circumstances. The raid comes as the City of London Police, the National Policing


Lead for Fraud, and Birmingham Trading Standards continue with their national Hajj fraud campaign focused on preventing Muslims falling into the clutches of fraudsters offering scam packages to Mecca. Throughout July and


August police officers from forces across the UK went out into their Muslim communities with crime prevention advice to help prevent people becoming victim to Hajj Fraud.


City of London Police Commander Steve Head, who is also the Police National Coordinator for Economic Crime, said: “Hajj fraud damages and, in some cases, completely destroys people’s dreams of making a once-in-a- lifetime trip to Mecca. Tackling this problem continues to be a major priority for the City of London Police and this operation with Birmingham Trading Standards highlights our determination to


disrupt any operation that we believe is a threat to Muslims who are looking to book Hajj packages in good faith.” Anyone who has


concerns about Hajj travel packages or thinks they may have been a victim of Hajj fraud can email hajjhelp@birmingham. gov.uk or contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit the website: www.actionfraud. police.uk. n


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