Mum’s warning over Facebook Donegal holiday scam after booking getaway for family


A mum has issued a warning to anyone booking holidays in Donegal after losing a Β£250 deposit in a scam that promised a week-long stay in a holiday home.

Catriona Morgan booked a stay in Donegal between July 2-9 after stumbling across an advertisement for a home with a hot tub on Facebook’s Marketplace.

The Derry native made the booking after her brother, sister-in-law and their children moved to Derry from Australia and she hoped for a “much-needed family break”.

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The schoolteacher thought the family had found a “good deal” after spotting the Donegal home shared by a Facebook account.

The supposed owner, who is continuing to sell the same property online, has yet to be formally identified.

He told Catriona that it was his parent’s home and that they could not use the home this summer after his father had been diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing treatment.

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