Another couple from Liverpool have been found submitting a fraudulent claim for holiday food poisoning.
Craig and Lisa Boyd claimed £2,000 in compensation from holiday firm TUI, claiming that the food in their Mexican resort hotel made them too ill to leave their room, both in 2015 and 2016. Despite this they had booked the same hotel for the third time this year, and their Facebook posts showed them abseiling, sailing on a yacht and necking cocktails when they had claimed to be violently ill in bed.
Faced with this the Boyds withdrew their claim, saying they had been pressured by a tout paid to drum up business for a no-win no-fee solicitor. They then had to pay the £6,000 costs of the case and hear the judge brand them as “fundamentally dishonest”.
This follows the recent jailing of another Liverpool couple, Paul Roberts and Deborah Briton, for a fraudulent claim of nearly £20,000 against Thomas Cook. (See Event Organisers Update, November – HOLIDAY FRAUDSTERS JAILED)