Holiday scam warning

Lothian and Borders Police are urging the public to remain vigilant of an alleged scam involving a holiday company.

Detectives from Orlando, Florida are contacting all police forces in Britain and others in Europe as they investigate the Your Holiday Getaway company, who is believed to be targeting elderly members of the public.

The group is suspected of offering fraudulent discount holiday packages, which are paid for using a credit or debit card. Those who book a holiday then later find that other transactions have been made without their knowing.

One incident from Berwickshire has already been reported after a 76-year-old woman from Coldstream contacted police after being defrauded of around £1500 in January this year.

Officers in the USA are currently investigating to determine how many people may have been affected and anyone who has been dealing with Your Holiday Getaway and has noticed irregularities with their bank account is asked to come forward.

Anyone who believes they have been the victim of fraud as a result of dealing with the company is asked to contact police immediately.