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scam rental stopped

Rental Scam stopped
Radio Sintonia:

They scam more than 14,000 euros through a false rental in Fuerteventura.

The Civil Guard of Fuerteventura, within the framework of the TELIBE operation, has proceeded to the arrest of three people between September 25 and 26, 2023, as alleged perpetrators of a crime of fraud, having published an advertisement on the Internet in which the rental of a house was offered, for which the victim had made various transfers for a total value of 14,330 euros.

The Equipo@ of Fuerteventura initiated an investigation following the complaint filed in the premises of the Civil Guard of Gran Tarajal in August 2023.

Procedure of the scam first as rent and later with option
to purchase
In the complaint the victim, a neighbor of the town of Cambil (Jaén) reported that through an Internet advertising portal he observed the rental of a house located in Puerto del Rosario. Being interested in this publication, since they had very interesting characteristics for holiday rental as (central area, affordable price of 600 euros) he contacted the supposed owner of the house in Fuerteventura, who offered him both the rental of the house and the option to buy it.

Initially, for the rental of deposit and four months of rent (they agreed to leave the final price at 500 euros / month) they requested various transfers both for rent, contract expenses, notary, housing arrangements, etc ..., even arriving according to the manifestation of the victim to see the house inside and to agree on the rent with option to purchase, reason why he entered up to 14,330 euros in different accounts of the detainees.

However, at no time was the rental or purchase formalized, in fact, he never came to live and as time passed new pretexts arose to request more Money, until he realized that he had been the victim of a scam.

Investigation and arrest
The Civil Guard carried out a study to find out the origin of the rental advertisement being published by one of the beneficiaries of the fraudulent income, giving the circumstance that the house was not of any of the detainees since it was not registered in the name of any of them.

Once the author of the publication of the aforementioned announcement on the Internet was identified, the other recipients of the transfers, all residents in the capital of Fuerteventura, were located, proceeding the @ Team of Fuerteventura to locate and arrest them as alleged perpetrators of this scam. Finally, it was found that two of the detainees had criminal records, mostly for crimes against property.
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