Arik Air Ticketing Agent Scam...
www.arikairinc.co.uk set up their website to look like the proper Arik Air site to fool UK customers into thinking that they are buying their tickets from Arik Air UK.
Why would a legitimate business do this?
My wife and I have set up this web page to tell the world our story so that you dont fall for the same scam that we fell for.
The scam is simple.
. They consistently quote really cheap deals on their web page.
. You call them to book You offer to pay by credit card, they bump the rate up by 40%
. They ask you to pay into their account
. Once you pay into their account, they start to tell you all sorts of stories about the airline increasing the rate.
. You smell a rat and ask for a refund.
. They start to stall you.
We have been trying to get a refund now for 13 weeks.
We checked out the details of their URL on the web: Registrant: Cheap Flight Holidays
Registrant's address: 242-D PAK ARAB HOUSING SOCIETY
Lahore. Punjab 54000
Registered on: 04-Sep-2012Theyre registered in Pakistan
We checked out their details on Companies House:
CHEAP FLIGHT HOLIDAYS LTD
330 High Holborn, Suit 10
London WC1V 7QTWe visited the address and discovered that it is just a holding address.
A courier turns up once a week to collect their mails.
Bank Account:TITLE : CHEAP FLIGHTS HOLIDAYS
BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER 17426760
SORT CODE 77-71-41
Ref Mex 0207-993-8111
Paid Balance=150Remaining Balance=2218.44Total Total=2368.44
020 7096 0298
We transferred 2,368.44 into their Lloyds Bank Account from our Barclays account in good faith.
Sales Person email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The only way to contact them is via their phone number, 0208 150 3482 and 020 7096 0298 once we call, they just put us on hold.
On our last call, we were on put hold for 42 minutes and the phone cut off.
Barclays (our bank) say they cannot help get our money back without a court order Lloyds (their bank) say they cannot help us without the account owners consent
We went to the Police, who asked us to log it with www.actionfraud.org
London. 18 Mar 2013
London 19 Mar 2013 Instead of refunding our money and saying sorry, you hack into our web page to knock it off. It's not a mistake, you are criminals...