It seems with every year more and more cases of online holiday scams rear their ugly head. As the BBC reported last week, British holidaymakers were conned out of £2.2m in 2014. The good news is that none of these were Panoramic Villas’ holidaymakers.
We are happy to say that in the 15 years we have been in the holiday rental industry we have never had a case of a holidaymaker, or a property owner being scammed out of their hard earned money. We act as the safe middle man for our holidaymakers, ensuring that properties are genuine and that payments are secure thanks to our online payment gateway.
As the BBC article points out, problems arise when holidaymakers are asked to transfer funds directly to personal accounts that they have no idea of whether they are legitimate, or who they belong to. All payments made to Panoramic Villas are via debit or credit card payments and we ensure the property owner is legitimate before passing funds on to them. Your money is safe with us.
It’s not just the holidaymakers that we protect. As the BBC article also points out, there has been a dramatic rise in fraudulent villa enquiries from people posing as holidaymakers and then hacking into personal email accounts. Because we handle all email enquiries on behalf of our villa owners we can ensure that fraudulent emails get intercepted by our email security.
For peace of mind and a guarantee that your money and your holiday is safe; book your holiday with Panoramic Villas! To view all of our fantastic villas and apartments visit www.panoramicvillas.com today.