A FORMER travel agent who had allegedly conned several five-star hotels in Kuala Lumpur was caught after a security staff recognised him and alerted the police last week, reported Tamil Nesan.
It said the 41-year-old man would pose as a travel agent, approach tourists and offer to reserve hotel rooms in Kuala Lumpur.
The man would call hotels to make reservations and ask the tourists to pay him cash for the rooms.
He would then fax the booking confirmation to the hotel on a travel agency letterhead together with a deposit slip indicating the amount had been banked into the hotel’s account.
It said the man would bank in just RM10, and the hotel would only discover this when bank statements are received at the end of the month. Five to six hotels had complained about the man but only three lodged police reports.
Source : STAR
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