Toronto Police issue Public Safety Alert following suspected fraudulent travel website

Jan 6 2021, 10:57 am

The Toronto Police Service has issued a Public Safety Alert due to a suspected fraudulent travel website.

The Toronto Police Service say they were made aware of a website, www.pandemictrip.com, which allegedly advertises flights from Canadian cities to Delhi, India, from $730 Canadian.

“Their search query asks for the user’s name and mobile phone number. Once a query is made, the user is contacted through a messaging app, and the user is asked to provide identification and payment information,” said police in a statement.

The Toronto Police are urging the public to be vigilant with their information when searching for deals online and to only use reputable companies when conducting these queries.

According to the website’s “About Us” section, pandemictrip.com is owned by Dream Travels, which “is an independently owned and operated Travel Agency with our office located in Montreal, QC.”

“Dream Travels was founded in 2001 in New Jersey. And in 2017, started Canadian Operations in Montreal, QC and began primarily to serve the interests of immigrants who came from the Indian sub-continent,” states the website.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Elliott Lee at 416-808-5179, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on the Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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