Relative of mine just 'booked' some airline tickets using this 'company'. Then he got an email saying that they were 'holding' his reservation but would not actually book it until he sent them, wait for it, a "good condition" fax of his PASSPORT *and* his credit card....not the number but an actual fax of the card!
Needless to say, he has cancelled, because even if this is a reputable company (I had never heard of it before and there are only a few references here but nothing certain one way or another I could see) its a massive security issue for a company to be taking and then storing this kind of data. I must have booked tens of thousands of pounds of airline tickets & holidays over the years without ever doing this even in the very early days of the internet when you booked via email, not a secure web page.
I have never come across this sort of behaviour before for booking airline tickets over the net, and even if its genuine, and it certainly smells bad to me, its better to go by the adage , if it quacks like a duck,and walks like a duck....."
Any comments? Anyone dealt with these guys? Good or bad experiences?