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Motorway insurance scam scuppered by on-board camera

A thoughtless motorist who careered over three lanes of traffic and swerved in front of a lorry driver has had their claim for four whiplash settlements exposed as fraud thanks to a dashboard camera.The lorry's on-board device, made by Smart Witness, captured the incident on the M25, and showed a dr... Read more

How to beat the ten most popular travel scams

Many of us have been scammed on holiday; sadly, it comes with the territory. Tourists are always easy to prey upon as they're in an unfamiliar country and may not be as confident as they would be back home, and thieves and con artists know this. However, there are ways you can outwit them. Familiari... Read more

Holidaymakers urged to watch out for fraud scams this summer

If you're booking your holiday online this year, make sure you're aware of the scams out there that could set you back thousands of pounds. According to a new report by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau section of the City of London Police, around £2.2m was stolen from unsuspecting holidaymaker... Read more

Foreign Travel Insurance: Caution and Common Sense for Holidays in Brazil

Brazil’s popularity as a holiday destination continues to grow rapidly, as the hosts of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics, and record numbers of tourists have visited over the past 10 years. From golden sands to stunning lagoons and mountain forests, even a casual walk out of the cities will ... Read more

How to make the most of two weeks in Asia

The Asian Trail starts in Thailand, and slowly snakes its way up to Laos, passing through Vietnam and the temples of Angkor Wat before finally going back to Thailand, where people go to party in the Thai islands to the south and then move on to Singapore and Malaysia. The biggest crowds come to the ... Read more

The best films about holidays which went slightly awry

Packing for a trip at the moment? Good good; don't let us stop you. Here at Columbus Direct, obviously, we're massive fans of travel - but we can't resist a film where the trip takes a funny, surreal or downright dangerous turn. You may have guessed this by our fondness for Airplane!, which we still... Read more

Gadgets and tech to keep elderly people safe at home

Making sure that an elderly relative stays safe in their home can be stressful - if you're not living with them, you can't be around 24/7 to make sure they're OK, and making constant phone calls and visiting them can be draining for you both. We've compiled a list of the best gadgets for the home to... Read more