“Our association is a self regulatory body comprising of Ministry of Hajj & Umrah licensed agents (Munazzams) who also hold an Air Travel Organisers License (ATOL). For a number of years, the industry has been targeted by unscrupulous tour operators who defraud pilgrims off their savings and depriving them of the journey to Makkah, we want to put a stop to this trough strict membership criteria and a industry code of conduct which our members must follow”. .
DS Glenn Maleary from the City of London Police reported that the number of victims coming forward to report Hajj Fraud had dropped, however there was concern that this was under reported and urged victims to come forward and report it so that the Police could take further action.
Shabana Mahmood MP praised the impressive work by CBHUK and thanked the City of London Police and trading standards for addressing Hajj Travel fraud.
The public gave feedback during the pilgrimage season 1437H and took the opportunity to raise their discontentment on the recent visa charges of SR 2000 for repeat Hajj & Umrah pilgrims, a sentiment shared across the world.