Leon Roberts and Jade Muzoka almost enjoyed a HUGE £58,000 ($80,000) pay-out after a holiday to Turkey.
There’s lots of things that give bodybuilding a bad name; synthol users, steroid abuse, egotistical *ssholes etc.
But one couple from the UK has given the media more reason to target the sport, after being found guilty of nearly conning their way to almost £60,000.
We’ll start this section by asserting that bodybuilding, as a sport, has been unfairly targeted to simply add fuel to the fire. Neither of them are professional athletes, and we doubt the media would have labelled a similar story as ‘Sunday league footballers face jail’.
Anyway, this couple were warned that ‘they will be jailed to serve as a deterrent against a tsunami of false claims’.
In fairness, Leon Roberts and Jade Muzoka both pulled out of their claims before they received a pay-out, and pleaded guilty to fraud. But you can see why the holiday company wants to cut-out this kind of BS before it starts becoming more frequent.
Here’s what Judge Jonathan Taaffe said in court:
False Claims Costing Travel Industry Up To £240m
You might be surprised to hear how many people actually claim to have been ill during their holiday; the Daily Mail state that ‘there was a 500% increase in claims between 2013 and 2016’, which is quite a scary thought for the travel industry.
But interestingly, a recent survey showed that not many people were aware that false illness claims can result in a prison sentence:
It’s a ‘no brainer’ for the travel industry to crack-down on this kind of BS. So it’s probably not a good idea to try BS’sing your way to some extra cash, bro.
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