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MartynSinclair
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I was sold something which sounds very similar a few years ago from a “north London” business, purporting to be a travel agent, for a series of First Class tickets.

Its a long story, but in short I refused to pay for 1 of the return tickets, AFTER I realised exactly what I had been sold. The business man then used a series of abusive midnight telephone calls, including during the period my mother died, when I had to keep my phone on during the night.

This resulted in me seeking legal advice, involving the police, changing one of my phone numbers and keeping my home number on permanent divert..(which remains today on divert to an answer phone) I have had over 100 abusive calls to my mobile, most have been logged and reported all the calls to the police.

I have not paid the businessman for a number of reasons.

1. He refused to take this matter to court, which infers what he sold me, he shouldn’t have sold me. The police also suggested similar action, which so far the firm will not do.

2. I lost one sector when the airline refused to change a flight after I was told it was a fully flexible ticket.

3. The business man has discussed confidential matters relating to my business travel with unrelated third parties

4, He has used “heavies” to threaten me

I will not name the firm involved, they are a well known north London family firm, but my advice to anyone being offered these sorts of tickets, is avoid them. Remember, if its too cheap, it probably isn’t legal.

Also remember that these sorts of tickets could invalidate travel insurance and the airline could come after you for the cost of the ticket at a later date……

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