Many readers have contacted The Independent after receiving alarming emails that suggest they may have been scammed – having made full payment, the reservation is then cancelled and a refund offered only in the form of a voucher. Roy Bamber had booked a four-night stay in Prague this month to celebrate two birthdays. But three days before departure, he says: “The hotel received a cancellation through a middle man. “We had to pay the hotel again and since then HotelQuickly are only offering a voucher rather than our money being refunded.” Les Davis said: “It looks as if HotelQuickly are either conning, defrauding or going bankrupt. Get the full story at The Independent Read also "HotelQuickly disaster raises questions on how travel search giants vet advertisers" at Skift