Montreal police seek possible victims of “travel agent” scam

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Montreal police are seeking other possible victims of a suspected fraud artist who allegedly made more than $30,000 selling cut-rate travel vacations that didn’t exist.

Jessica Luong, 27, is also suspected by police of having sold discounted merchandise that didn’t exist as well as bouncing a cheque written to an actual travel agency.

Police allege Luong’s most common scam was to convince friends to purchase a vacation and then recommend they book the trip through a false travel agent (impersonated by her). Using a fake name with each fraud, Luong would allegedly take payment for the trip by credit or debit card. The victim, eventually, would realize they had purchased non-existent trip from a non-existent travel agent.

Luong is also alleged to have sold various kinds of merchandise at a discount and then never delivered the goods, as well as written a cheque with insufficient funds to an actual travel agency.

Luong was arrested Sept. 21 and charged in court the next day. She has since been released on bail with conditions.

She is Asian, 5-feet-five-inches tall and weighs 150 pounds and has brown hair and eyes.

Police are urging anyone who thinks they or someone else may have been a victim of the frauds described above to contact their local police station or all 911 to file an official complaint.

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