How do scammers of airline «Transaero» (Transaero)?
This is a continuation of a series of articles about financial fraud: Financial frauds: psevdoMLM or another Ponzi scheme, and How to deceive us in the New Year sales
5 steps fraud: Step 1. Traps for the game is installed. Step 2. Game is drawn. Step 3. The trap closes. Step 4. Game used. Step 5. Rascal gets the win.
Step 1. Transaero is selling lots of cheap tickets (price below market value) on all possible flights on each day for six months in advance.
Step 2. When sold enough tickets, Transaero raises prices above market levels by about 20%.
Step 3. Transaero flights cancels, where few were sold tickets.
Step 4. Transaero offers passengers canceled flights:
1) or transferred to the nearest flight departure time forward or backward
2) or return their tickets for the same price (below market)
3), or pay about 110% refund for the opportunity to select an arbitrary date of departure.
Step 5. Passengers forced to endure a flight on Transaero is convenient for time
Step 1. Transaero is selling flights from 1 to 10 February at 3700 rubles. at the average market price of about 4100 rubles.
Step 2. Transaero raises prices for the same flights to 5,300 rubles.
Step 3. Transaero flights to cancel the 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9 February
Step 4. Transaero offers passengers
or reschedule flights at 1, 4, 7 or 10 February.
or return their tickets at a price of 3600 rubles. at an average market price of about 4100 rubles.
or pay 4000 rubles. opportunity for arbitrary selection of the departure date
Step 5. Thus, the increased occupancy of Transaero flights to 2.5 times by passengers (10 days / 4 days = 2.5) + receives + 110% refund for the transfer of the departure date for your convenience.
At the same time are completely ignored as the Air Code of the Russian Federation of 19.03.1997 N 60-FZ, and the Law «On Protection of Consumer Rights» of 07.02.1992 N 2300-1.