The ministry has launched smart electronic cards for pilgrims that are linked to the Saudi authorities and feature permit and journey tracking as well as accommodation addresses
in Saudi Arabia.
They might have addresses but these are nothing more than accommodation addresses
It said: "Investigations revealed that the majority of the companies were linked through accommodation addresses
in the Bir-mingham area and that after the creation of false trading histories based on the filing of unrealistic accounts and fictitious company officers, the firms were sold on to unscrupulous operators hiding behind fictitious identities who used the compa-a nies to obtain goods on credit by deception on the basis of false trading histories and accounts."
Both Castleville and Emerald claim to have been established in 1978 and operate from headquarters in Wiltshire, but in each case give accommodation addresses
, which makes tracking down those responsible difficult.
were often used by the likes of the roof repairers and driveway layers who also "cold-called" by arriving unannounced at homes of potential clients.
Crooks are using mailboxes or accommodation addresses
as a front for scams worth a staggering pounds 1billion a year.
The city council is set to bring in a code of practice for businesses which operate through accommodation addresses
at business centres.
Beware of companies that only use mobile phone numbers and accommodation addresses
In the past I've tracked them down to boarding houses and accommodation addresses
in the Midlands and Cheltenham.
In addition, some residents also supply accommodation addresses
, fax and telephone services, and company administration.
But the five companies for which the men supposedly worked were bogus, and had accommodation addresses
so that any phone calls or mail was forwarded to the defendants.
This week the Racing Post reported that a tipster, under the name of Julian Barker, conned a punter out of pounds 25,000, but, despite the publicity, rogue tipsters continue to operate after changing names, mobile telephone numbers and accommodation addresses