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New Hajj fraud warning from Action Fraud and City of London Police.
City of London Police is advising people booking trips to Mecca to perform Hajj this year, to take steps to ensure that they are not the victims of insurance fraud.
Up to 25,000 British Muslims will be booking trips to Mecca over the coming months to perform Hajj in the autumn.
Last year, in the period leading up to Hajj, there were 19 reports of related fraud made to Action Fraud, with total losses of £185,967. Reports show that victims can lose anything from £1000 to £50,000.
Tips to help people avoid falling for hajj-related fraud include: