Montreal travel agent fraud scams $30,000 in fake vacations

Victims are being encouraged to come forward in connection with a Montreal scam artist responsible for selling more than $30,000 in fake vacations that didn’t exist.

Jessica Luong, 27, is also suspected by Montreal police of selling discounted merchandise that didn’t exist as well as bouncing a cheque to an actual travel agency.

It’s alleged that Luong’s most common scam was directed at friends and persuading them to purchase a vacation and recommend they book through a fake travel agent impersonated by her. Using a different name for each fraud Luong would allegedly take payment through credit or debit cards and only after a while the victims would realize they had purchased non-existent trips through a non-existent agent.

The discounted goods she allegedly sold never existed and she would never fulfill the orders that were placed. Luong was arrested on Sept. 21, and charged in court the next day. She has been since released on bail under conditions.

Police are urging anyone who believes they might have been a victim of her scams, should come forward to Montreal police.

Read the full story at The Montreal Gazette.

This story has been summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.

Devin Jones is the head writer and social media producer at Canadian Fraud News. Devin was raised in Toronto and is a graduate of the Ryerson University journalism program. As a former Digital Media editor at the Ryerson Review of Journalism, you can find Devin camera and coffee in hand, at his home photo studio.

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