This Fuerteventura forum uses cookies
This Fuerteventura forum makes use of cookies to store your login information if you are registered, and your last visit if you are not. Cookies are small text documents stored on your computer; the cookies set by this Fuerteventura forum can only be used on this website and pose no security risk. Cookies on this Fuerteventura forum also track the specific topics you have read and when you last read them. Please confirm whether you accept or reject these cookies being set.

A cookie will be stored in your browser regardless of choice to prevent you being asked this question again. You will be able to change your cookie settings at any time using the link in the footer.
Hi guest and welcome to the Fuerteventura forum.

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

scam rental holiday stopped

Holiday Rental scam stopped

Arrested for 28 fraudulent rental scams in Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria
  • The alleged perpetrator of the Events advertised through a well-known web portal the rental of properties very well located at more than affordable prices.
Agents of the National Police have arrested in Las Palmas de G.C. a 26-year-old man, with a Police record, as the alleged perpetrator of a crime of continuous fraud. It advertised, through a well-known web portal, the rental of very well located properties at more than affordable prices.

It demanded immediate payments as a reservation or first monthly payment, using in some cases apps such as Bizum and in other bank transfers to front men, who were nothing more than disadvantaged people who agreed to provide the detainee with their personal data in exchange for a small consideration.
The investigation began in June of last year, following the first complaints received in reference to several rentals advertised on a well-known web portal.
On the aforementioned website, several properties located in the towns of Las Palmas de G.C, Arrecife and Puerto del Rosario were located, all of them very attractive, since they were well located, were offered at more than affordable prices and showed attractive images. The investigators were able to verify the relationship between them and the main investigated, a 26-year-old with a Police record for similar Events.
The data provided by the victims of the false rentals allowed to verify that the payments were made through apps such as Bizum, in some cases and through bank transfers in favor of front men in others, obtaining a fraudulent profit of approximately 15,000 euros.
The Police investigation determined that the aforementioned front men were nothing more than disadvantaged people who had agreed to provide their personal data to the main investigated in exchange for a small consideration.
The Police operation culminated in the arrest of a 26-year-old man, the final beneficiary of the defrauded Money, in addition to two other people related to the Events as investigated.
Living my dream
5 users say Thank You to TamaraEnLaPlaya for this post
Reply Quote

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Scammers stopped from preying on elderly tourists TamaraEnLaPlaya 1 274 05-01-2024, 01:43 AM
Last Post: Will
  Rental Scam stopped TamaraEnLaPlaya 0 413 05-10-2023, 07:29 PM
Last Post: TamaraEnLaPlaya
  Fraudulent jobs scam TamaraEnLaPlaya 0 396 06-09-2023, 07:18 PM
Last Post: TamaraEnLaPlaya
  Scam of 500,000€ TamaraEnLaPlaya 18 2,219 12-07-2023, 03:22 PM
Last Post: Sam
  Identity theft and scam 4.000€ TamaraEnLaPlaya 0 582 25-05-2023, 09:26 PM
Last Post: TamaraEnLaPlaya

Forum Jump: