PENARTH MAN LOSES FAKE CLAIM AGAINST HOLIDAY FIRM TUI

The TUI shop in Penarth Town Centre

A Penarth man who  claimed his  foreign holiday had been ruined by sickness  has been ordered by a Cardiff Court to pay £19,025.

The Daily Mirror reports that in 2016 Penarth resident Justin Miller (40) had booked a holiday at Cape Verde through the travel firm  TUI  but afterwards – Cardiff County Court has heard – he made a bogus compensation claim against the travel firm.

One of Mr Miller’s selfies taken on holiday  (Daily Mirror)

Mr Miller claimed that his holiday –  at the  Hotel Riu Touareg –  had been ruined by ‘poor hygiene and badly cooked food”  and that he had suffered from ‘diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting and fever‘ . He submitted a holiday illness compensation claim .

However  the travel firm TUI – which has a branch in Penarth – found out that Mr Miller had actually posed for holiday snaps and selfies whilst he was on holiday in Cape Verde and – what’s more – had posted  comments on-line praising the cuisine.

The court heard that Mr Miller’s Facebook photos even included pictures of the food and drink he consumed at the very time he subsequently claimed to have been ill.

On Facebook Mr Miller had praised the food at the holiday hotel

One of the Facebook posts showed him alongside a the holiday hotel restaurant with a caption he’d written which said  “Nice bit of grub. Best Chinese food I’ve had.”  In another  Facebook post written on holiday at Cape Verde, Mr Miller captioned a picture “A little beer – waiting for the gang”.

A TUI spokesman said  “As the UK’s leading tour operator we’ve continued to make a stand and do all that we can to put a stop to fake sickness cases. Mr Miller’s case, having been found fundamentally dishonest and ordered to pay a hefty fee, is another lesson to anyone thinking about submitting a fraudulent claim. We hope that this sends out a clear message to anyone else considering making a fake sickness claim. We will simply not pay compensation claims of this nature and we will bring all similar cases to a court hearing. Our fight back against this type of activity helps us to protect genuine holidaymaker and we will continue to do all that is necessary to defend our industry and hotel partners.”

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13 Responses to PENARTH MAN LOSES FAKE CLAIM AGAINST HOLIDAY FIRM TUI

  1. RetailGuru says:

    Good job too, I can’t stand the claim culture, the belief that claiming for everything is legitimate and ‘fair game’. Absolutely disgraceful and let it be a warning to anyone else out there who thinks that this is easy money.

  2. Peter Church says:

    Excellent there needs to be a back lash against the UK claims culture, one reason why the UK is bankrupt. A false claim should mean jail.
    So far over £35,000,000,000 has been paid out for just PPI claims (£35bn)
    That’s £600 for every man women and child in the country, the vast majority of which is fraudulent.
    Now that this band wagon is nearly over the UK Claims industry are targeting other means of compensation.
    Have you every been sick on holiday
    Have you had a flight delayed
    Have you been mistreated in hospital
    Have you ever been looked at in a strange way while a child
    Have Welsh Labour cost you money by running Wales like a banana republic.

    • Mr Taffy McTaff says:

      I had a flight delayed because the pilot got stuck on the M4 around Newport and ran out of working hours for the day.
      Flight delayed for 12 hours, given meal vouchers and ended up in hospital with food poisoning.
      Can I claim 4 times please?

    • Daveybig says:

      Shouldn’t some of these legal firms offering to pursue claims also be the dock.

    • Ran Grover says:

      Mr church,

      Can agree with you more but PPI has been the biggest scam in the history of U.K. The banks have made billions and are now paying back to those genuienly missold.

      However the main culprit here is the claims companies, who get free money by taking 30, 40 and sometimes even 50 percent from people’s money without doing anything special and often misleading their customers. They have become greedy and will go to any lengths to get this free money.

  3. Taxpayer says:

    And he dose not work…glad to her that a cheat has been court out..

  4. whatsoccurin says:

    Have friends who travel frequently and they say polite conversation at the meal tables is now replaced by, British couples mainly, indicating how they hope to engineer compensation to pay for their holiday-this man deserved to lose his claim and hope he also faces charges for making a fraudulent claim.

  5. Andrew Worsley says:

    Think ive seen this character a few times going in places like the Bears Head and the Fag.!!?

  6. Ran Grover says:

    Mr church,

    Cant agree with you more but PPI has been the biggest scam in the history of U.K. The banks have made billions and are now paying back to those genuienly missold.

    However the main culprit here is the claims companies, who get free money by taking 30, 40 and sometimes even 50 percent from people’s money without doing anything special and often misleading their customers. They have become greedy and will go to any lengths to get this free money.

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