Remember we blogged on the story of 120 People Stranded in KLIA and 300 People Got Scammed by Online Travel Agency? According to Berita Harian online, the CEO of the scam Online Travel Agency is remanded for four days in connection of scamming customers on fake travel packages worth RM 2 million.
The 34 year old CEO was arrested 11.55 this morning by the police at his office in Taman Kajang Sentral after a victim reported the case. The victim banked in RM 27,133 onto the bank account of the online travel agent for travel packages to Turkey and Paris on 7th February.
According to news report, the suspect is believed to confess to cheat 400 customers with the amount of losses worth RM 2 million.
The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property.
Since the police has remanded the CEO of the online travel agency, this is probably our last story on this and we hope everyone understand the risks of purchasing travel packages from online travel agency.
Tom, Dick and Harry can create a Facebook Page and buy thousands of followers and sell travel packages now.
When the tour packages are too cheap, too good to be true, you should put more effort in checking the legitimacy of the travel agency. Google the travel agency and read the reviews if there are any.
If the travel agency is based in Malaysia, make sure the travel agency has the proper travel license from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia. You can visit their official website and check at http://www.motac.gov.my/en/check/tobtab