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    And another one bites the dust! From today's TravelMole:

    Published on Monday, January 7, 2019
    Another holiday sickness fraudster exposed by Facebook posts

    Another fake sickness claimant has appeared in court after being caught out by posting pictures and comments on Facebook, which showed he was enjoying his holiday at the time he claimed to be ill.

    Forty-year-old Justin Miller was ordered to pay almost 20,000 after falsely claiming he suffered diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting and fever while on holiday in Cape Verde.

    Miller, from Penarth, South Wales, was caught out after his tour operator TUI found selfies and pictures of food and drink on Facebook during his holiday at the five-star Hotel Riu Touareg in Boa Vista.

    He had claimed the holiday was ruined by poor hygiene and badly cooked food, according to the Daily Mirror.

    One of the photos he posted from the hotel's restaurant read: "Nice bit of grub. Best Chinese food I've had." In another, he posted: "Little beer while waiting for the gang."

    Cardiff County Court found him to be dishonest and he was ordered to pay 19,025.

    TUI UK and Ireland managing director Andrew Flintham said: "We've continued to do all that we can to put a stop to fake sickness cases."

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    I saw this earlier, the holiday companies appear to have the bit between their teeth on this now, so I guess we can expect more cases in the coming months.

    The thing that amazes me though is why these people think that they can make a claim and still leave their social media footprint!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggers Friend View Post
    I saw this earlier, the holiday companies appear to have the bit between their teeth on this now, so I guess we can expect more cases in the coming months.

    The thing that amazes me though is why these people think that they can make a claim and still leave their social media footprint!
    I agree TF, why they think these companies don't check their social media posts is beyond me...

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    Makes me wonder if people looking to commit fraud will figure out what kind of photos to put up on their social media...or none at all.











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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Veness View Post
    Makes me wonder if people looking to commit fraud will figure out what kind of photos to put up on their social media...or none at all.
    Well you would think that, but I suspect that the type of person that does this is so self adsorbed/important they just don't even think about it.
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