ARC's Fraud Prevention Team Cited by Manhattan DA in Recent Indictment
ARC's fraud prevention team was recently cited by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. for their assistance in helping to indict a NYC-based travel agent for stealing approximately $45,000 from unsuspecting customers. The non-ARC agent allegedly booked and purchased some tickets from ARC agencies, and provided passengers with itineraries containing air ticket confirmations that either didn't exist or one-way tickets of which a roundtrip price was paid. The targeted victims, many of which were elderly, were from New York's Chinese community or Chinese-speaking individuals in the New York City area. For the complete story, go to http://manhattanda.org/node/5590/.
This is a reminder of the need for agents to be vigilant about validating the identity and legitimacy of other agencies or independent contractors they work with. As always, contact the ARC fraud prevention team if you suspect fraud.