Scammers target leading online travel agent Booking.com
Online travel agent Booking.com has admitted that it has had to compensate customers whose personal details have been stolen.
Guests booking hotel rooms have unwittingly handed over money to criminals.
By accessing Booking.com reservations, the crooks have been able to obtain contact details to send customers demands for prepayment.
Booking.com says it is countering the fraudsters.
Booking.com is one of the biggest online travel agents. The Netherlands-based firm boasts on its website that every day customers book 700,000 room nights in more than 200 countries.
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