Holiday ‘fraud’ probe needs cash to bring prosecution
THE latest investigation into a convicted conman from Bournemouth is at “an advanced stage” – but Trading Standards officers face not being able to bring a prosecution because of the cost.
Kwikchex, a Bournemouth-based firm that manages a website advising consumers regarding businesses that operate in the timeshare sector, has been providing information for the investigation.
Chris Emmins, co-founder of Kwikchex, said: “Such offers are usually revealed as false, with consumers able to purchase at similar or lower prices, particularly on the internet or teletext, without any need to pay upfront.”
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