No SELFIE awareness! British tourist who made FAKE sickness bug claims about five-star Tui Cape Verde hotel is fined £20,000… after posting snap of beer on Facebook
- Justin Miller took selfies and pics of the food and drinks he had at the hotel
- The 40-year-old man from Penarth, South Wales, was on holiday in Cape Verde
- He was ordered to pay almost £20,000 after his claim turned out to be false
- Miller said he suffered from diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting and fever
A British tourist who made a false compensation claim for sickness during his holiday in Cape Verde was ordered to pay almost £20,000 after travel company found some selfies he posted on Facebook.
The man from Penarth, South Wales, stayed at five-star Hotel Riu Touareg in Boa Vista, Cape Verde.
Justin Miller, 40, said he suffered from diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting and fever, the Daily Mirror reported.
Justin Miller posted selfies and food snaps on his Facebook profile during his holiday at five-star Hotel Riu Touareg in Boa Vista, Cape Verde
In his claim, Miller said his holiday was ruined by poor hygiene and badly cooked food, but the photos he posted on Facebook seemed to tell a very different story.
After the man made his compensation claim, Tui found some pictures he posted online, commenting on the quality of food and drinks he consumed at the hotel while claiming he was ill.
One of the photos he posted from the hotel’s restaurant read: ‘Nice bit of grub. Best Chinese food I’ve had.’
Travel company Tui found the pictures online and Miller’s claim turned out to be false
Another caption said: ‘Little beer while waiting for the gang.’
His claim turned out false after the photos were found on his Facebook profile.
Cardiff County Court found him to be dishonest and he was ordered to pay £19,025.
Mail Online contacted Tui for comment.