I am writing this because I wanted to make you all aware of something that a friend of mine has gone through recently. He booked what he thought was a luxury villa online, and was looking forward to his holiday. However, when he got there, he discovered that the villa didn't exist, and the phone number that he had been talking to the "owner" on was now disconnected. Because he had sent cash (what an idiot) he had no comeback, as no kind of contract had been signed or anything like that. He just had to wave goodbye to his hard earned money, which must have been incredibly frustrating for him. PLEASE book your holidays through official websites, or pay by credit card so you've at least got some kind of comeback if things should go wrong! Have you ever been involved in something like this in the past?