Holidays on Mallorca: More and more scammers are out and about in vacation rentals – THIS is how you can spot them
The Holiday in Majorca Spend something different – and instead of a hotel, would you rather rent a house for the whole family? Sounds like a great trip with more privacy. But beware! If you want to rent a house on the Balearic Island, you should take a close look in advance.
Because up Majorca a few scammers are up to mischief at the moment. The police are now warning all holidaymakers.
Holidays in Mallorca: be careful! More and more scammers are out and about in vacation rentals
According to the “Mallorca Magazin”, cases of fraud are increasing every year, especially in the context of holiday rentals. Especially in the popular summer season, travelers who want to go to Mallorca should be particularly careful if they are interested in a holiday home or villa.
If you know the tricks of such scammers, travelers can spot them before booking. As the National Police announced on Monday, dubious holiday home landlords usually proceed as follows:
- Scammers often advertise on well-known social networks – outside of the official platforms
- They use telephone numbers with foreign area codes
- They advertise attractive holiday homes at a low price
- They often provide a photo of a fake or stolen ID card
- They charge a reservation fee on the grounds that the property is in high demand
- After the transfer, there are excuses as to why the keys cannot be handed over
Vacation on Mallorca: With these tricks you avoid scammers
The National Police therefore advises holidaymakers on Mallorca to book their trip on official holiday rental websites. As soon as the interlocutor of the side tries not to communicate through official channels, but suggests others, mistrust is required. In addition, personal documents should never be sent through other communication channels. Even with extremely low prices, all alarm bells should ring.
Should fraud nevertheless occur, holidaymakers are advised to report it to the police as soon as possible. A lot of evidence is helpful to identify scammers faster.
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