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    • amandawhite
    • By amandawhite 23rd Jun 16, 12:53 PM
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    travel advisory line 23rd Jun 16 at 12:53 PM
    Hi


    I have had a random phone call from travel advisory line stating I can claim compensation if I went on an all inclusive holiday to a country that fell below the recommended hygiene standards within the last three years .
    I mentioned I had visited Tenerife and he said it was on the list and tour operators have put aside money to pay out compensation.
    This seems too good to be true as just to claim for going on holiday to the country without havinga ny illness due to the hygiene levels seems strange.
    I am wary that this may be a scam , has anyone come across this
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    • missbiggles1
    • By missbiggles1 23rd Jun 16, 1:14 PM
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    I certainly think someone's pulling somebody's leg.
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 23rd Jun 16, 1:29 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 16, 1:29 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 16, 1:29 PM
    So what exactly is the bargain here?
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 23rd Jun 16, 3:27 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 16, 3:27 PM
    "...we need some details to set up a file. Could you please provide your bank account and pin number, and we'll be in touch soon".
    • Caz3121
    • By Caz3121 23rd Jun 16, 3:52 PM
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    This seems too good to be true as just to claim for going on holiday to the country without havinga ny illness due to the hygiene levels seems strange.
    I am wary that this may be a scam , has anyone come across this
    Originally posted by amandawhite
    ambulance chasers hoping to find someone who was actually ill. getting compensation for going on holiday to a particular country is garbage..you didn''t really think that was true...
    http://leadnews.co.uk/holiday-companies-now-paying-compensation-up-to-40000-for-holiday-food-poisoning/
    I guess for every call I get about the "accident I had in the last 2 years..." or the "PPI I need to reclaim" they will get the odd call where they have"
    • BenNanch86
    • By BenNanch86 23rd Jun 16, 4:00 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 16, 4:00 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 16, 4:00 PM
    Yes I've had the same call today - I'm really not sure what to make of it. I can't get hold of my tour operator either. I went on Holiday in 2013 and according to them I'm still eligible. They compare it to the PPI scandal - I'm not so sure. What are your thoughts?
    • Archergirl
    • By Archergirl 23rd Jun 16, 5:11 PM
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    Step away from the scammers, why would they give you money you don't deserve?
    • missbiggles1
    • By missbiggles1 23rd Jun 16, 5:13 PM
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    • 23rd Jun 16, 5:13 PM
    Step away from the scammers, why would they give you money you don't deserve?
    Originally posted by Archergirl
    Scammers and spammers IMO.
    • elsien
    • By elsien 23rd Jun 16, 5:14 PM
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    Yes I've had the same call today - I'm really not sure what to make of it. I can't get hold of my tour operator either. I went on Holiday in 2013 and according to them I'm still eligible. They compare it to the PPI scandal - I'm not so sure. What are your thoughts?
    Originally posted by BenNanch86
    You weren't missold anything. You went on holiday. You (presumably) had a good time. You were not ill, regardless of some potentially fictitious hygiene standards. What on earth makes you think this means you are owed money? Money for what? Nothing happened!
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • leylandsunaddict
    • By leylandsunaddict 23rd Jun 16, 5:35 PM
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    Bloody hell. What will these ambulance chasing companies think of next?

    As if Tenerife falls beneath hygiene levels, and is if tour operators have put aside money to pay out compensation. ROFLMAO
    • leylandsunaddict
    • By leylandsunaddict 23rd Jun 16, 5:37 PM
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    Yes I've had the same call today - I'm really not sure what to make of it. I can't get hold of my tour operator either. I went on Holiday in 2013 and according to them I'm still eligible. They compare it to the PPI scandal - I'm not so sure. What are your thoughts?
    Originally posted by BenNanch86
    Eligible for what? Being scammed? - undoubtedly, compensation for nothing? - hahaha.
    • Caz3121
    • By Caz3121 23rd Jun 16, 6:13 PM
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    How many calls do you think these people make?
    from the criteria for compensation you need to have been ill for at least 7 days, been all inclusive, still have your booking details and was in the last 2.5-3years they will eventually hit the jackpot and find someone who ticks the boxes and they can take their % from the claim
    it is not the case that everybody that happened to go all-inclusive in the last 3 years to any one of x countries gets a cheque!
    • mgdavid
    • By mgdavid 23rd Jun 16, 7:59 PM
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    ..........
    This seems too good to be true .................
    Originally posted by amandawhite
    and you must know the saying
    'if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is'
    Invariably.
    A salary slave no more.....
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 24th Jun 16, 2:42 PM
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    Hi


    I have had a random phone call from travel advisory line stating I can claim compensation if I went on an all inclusive holiday to a country that fell below the recommended hygiene standards within the last three years .
    I mentioned I had visited Tenerife and he said it was on the list and tour operators have put aside money to pay out compensation.
    This seems too good to be true as just to claim for going on holiday to the country without havinga ny illness due to the hygiene levels seems strange.
    I am wary that this may be a scam , has anyone come across this
    Originally posted by amandawhite
    Just in case he calls again...

    Recently I found out that a 'plane I flew on years ago later crashed. Perhaps you could ask him if I am due some compo for that.
    • BeccaNiah1211
    • By BeccaNiah1211 17th Aug 16, 5:32 PM
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    End result?
    Please can anyone shed any light on whether this was a scam? The same company have been in contact with my mum today.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 17th Aug 16, 6:50 PM
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    Of course it's a scam, why would anybody think it's not a scam? Just put the phone down to unsolicited calls.
    • soolin
    • By soolin 17th Aug 16, 7:21 PM
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    Please can anyone shed any light on whether this was a scam? The same company have been in contact with my mum today.
    Originally posted by BeccaNiah1211
    I am concerned that 'is it a scam' is a question that needs to be asked. You can't protect your mother unless you first understand the nature of these scam calls . Do a Google search, read up a bit about common and obvious scams and then educate your mother to spot them herself.
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    • Clyro
    • By Clyro 23rd Aug 16, 8:00 PM
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    Iv had the same I gave my details they said they will never ask for bank details we were at Dominican and Mexico for 4 years in a row they said it would be a check that comes to me Iv now had an other call from manager asking for details they have not receved them I asked them there work individual email and was gave it
    Info@traveladvisaryline.co.uk
    I have not sent any more info
    Dose anyone else have any thing on theses they sounded as though they were from Liverpool well guy and woman I spoke to did
    • Alan Bowen
    • By Alan Bowen 23rd Aug 16, 9:32 PM
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    Even I have had the call, I told them I had never been on an all inclusive holiday and wouldn't if you paid me, but they still wanted to start a claim. They clearly don't know a thing about me but think dangling the promise of a big fat cheque, from a fund set aside by the tour operators (complete and utter nonsense by the way) will get a fee from me to start the claim.

    Well, it won't and shouldn't be accepted by anyone. If you really have been ill and have evidence, you should start the claim as soon as you come back and go to a recognised firm of solicitors who specialise in this type of claim. If you don't know a good firm, just have a look at the travel section of the Daily Mail ( I will allow you to feel ill again) as they normally have a holiday horror story based on a press release by such a company
    • HoofeHearted
    • By HoofeHearted 12th Oct 16, 8:33 PM
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    Iv had the same I gave my details they said they will never ask for bank details we were at Dominican and Mexico for 4 years in a row they said it would be a check that comes to me Iv now had an other call from manager asking for details they have not receved them I asked them there work individual email and was gave it
    Info@traveladvisaryline.co.uk
    I have not sent any more info
    Dose anyone else have any thing on theses they sounded as though they were from Liverpool well guy and woman I spoke to did
    Originally posted by Clyro
    https://whois.domaintools.com/traveladvisoryline.co.uk
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