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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 13th Apr 15, 10:42 AM
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    MSE News: Fraudsters con holidaymakers out of £2.2 million: Protect yourself
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    • 13th Apr 15, 10:42 AM
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    MSE News: Fraudsters con holidaymakers out of £2.2 million: Protect yourself 13th Apr 15 at 10:42 AM
    ABTA, police and the Government have joined forces to urge caution when booking holidays online...

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    Fraudsters con holidaymakers out of £2.2 million: Protect yourself




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    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 13th Apr 15, 11:52 AM
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    Let's see.


    Apply for a 5% cash back credit card, and use that deal to pay for the holiday, and pay the 2% credit card supplement.
    Ideally, it's also on a 0% Purchase deal, for say a year.


    Finally, use the remaining balance for a 0% Balance Transfer deal, say 3 years for 3%.


    Hopefully, the 5% cash back means that you pay back the holiday over four years, and you have paid nothing extra.
    • HappyBunny
    • By HappyBunny 13th Apr 15, 12:21 PM
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    • 13th Apr 15, 12:21 PM
    If the fraudsters have just hijacked the website but changed the bank details, then the only one of the points to check that will apply is to pay be credit card.
    • KTF
    • By KTF 13th Apr 15, 1:22 PM
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    • 13th Apr 15, 1:22 PM
    Apply for a 5% cash back
    Originally posted by Pincher
    Which one offers 5% at the moment?
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 13th Apr 15, 4:09 PM
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    • 13th Apr 15, 4:09 PM
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    • 13th Apr 15, 4:09 PM
    Which one offers 5% at the moment?
    Originally posted by KTF


    https://www.americanexpress.com/uk/content/platinum-cashback-credit-card/


    https://www.americanexpress.com/uk/content/platinum-cashback-everyday-credit-card/


    Fee or no Fee.
    Three months to spend £2,500/£2,000


    I was expecting to spend in Costco, which takes Amex for no surcharge, but I still get 2% Executive Member cash back. So 7% cashback! Well, there is the annual fee, though.


    Not much to buy around December, so ended up using it for one holiday, plus a week skiing (big discount). As it turns out, both packages had an ATOL certificate.
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