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Ski holiday scam 'cost thousands'

14 December 2013 Last updated at 09:15 GMT

Travel agencies have warned of a new internet scam targeting holidaymakers who are booking skiing accommodation online.

Some people have transferred thousands of pounds to conmen posing as the owners of luxury chalets.

Chalet operator Consensio Holidays has asked for dozens of fraudulent chalet listings to be taken down from rentals websites.

Travel association Abta said it was a "growing problem".

Jon Ironmonger reports.