IF ever there was a modern cautionary tale it’s about holidaymakers scamming hotels with fake illness claims.

The trend had become so prevalent that courts had to act. And the latest holidaymakers to come before them are a Derby couple who claimed they fell ill with food poisoning at their luxury resort – in spite of posting Facebook photos enjoying the hotel’s meals.

They discontinued their claim but the company involved chose to prosecute and they’re awaiting sentence. This is a very definite message to all would-be scammers that they can be found out - often by their own thoughtless posts.