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The mission of the Committee for the Prevention of Fraud in Transport (CPFT) is to contribute to making international travel a more secure undertaking. Globalisation has opened huge opportunities for the transport sector as more and more people have become interested in international travel. However, it is not a secret that this development has also attracted all sorts of criminals and fraudsters pretending to be carriers and other travel service providers who seek to make criminal money by robbing travellers and small travel agencies. They advertise their fake travel service on the Internet proposing low prices that beat all real carriers and run away with the money without providing any service. They also steal payment card details and identities of their victims, then charge the payment cards at will, etc.

We collect information about such criminal activities, identify the criminals behind them and seek to close their business and bring them to justice by filing a complain with the competent police authorities and various providers who inadvertently assist such criminals by providing them website development, hosting and other services.

If you have suffered from such criminal activity you are welcome to report your case to us at cpft-committee@gmail.com
We know that sometimes it can be a risk to file such reports under your own name as those crooks can threaten. That is why we also accept anonymous information. However, we do our proper investigation to verify the reported information.

We are proud to say that we were at the origin of the fall of a number of crooks who once claimed to be a number one limo company in the south of France, a leading bus company in Toscana in Italy, a large taxi company in Dublin and a number of others.

We are also interested to hear about activities that distort fair competition as we strongly support level playing field for all legitimate actors. If you know of any such activities we would like to hear from you.

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