Trading Standards moves to close down fake airline website

Trading standards officers are looking to shut down websites from a fake airline purported to be looking to recruit staff from an address in Taunton in Somerset.

Fair Airways says it is looking for cabin crew and ground staff as part of plans to start operations in November.

It wants applicants from outside Europe to pay a £75 training registration fee and £250 towards food and accommodation.

But a BBC investigation found no evidence of the airline existing despite the company saying it plans to operate from November 1 across 36 countries worldwide.

No one at the address in Taunton given by Fair Airways had ever heard of the company.

The BBC said trading standards officers were investigating Fair Airways and internet service providers have been urged to shut down the website.

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