When relaxing on a holiday in Thailand, people could unintentionally put themselves at risk of fraud, a consumer watchdog has said.

Travellers heading on a holiday to Thailand or another warm destination are advised to keep their wits about them when it comes to their money.

According to Dan Moore, senior researcher at Which? Money, Brits can get into the holiday mindset when abroad and leave themselves more vulnerable to fraud.

“You are on holiday – relax and enjoy it, but at the same time, be aware. If you have got your card with you, then you are a target,” he explained.

Mr Moore went on to say that wearing lighter clothing while on holiday can make it easier for opportunists to tell if travellers are carrying a wallet.

It is also common for people to use big beach bags abroad, which are easier for people to reach into, he continued.

Statistics from life assistance company CPP, published this week (July 20th), show that Thailand has become an increasingly common destination for reports of lost and stolen cards.

Card losses were most prevalent in Spain and France.

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