Ghost apart­ment renters ar­rested

Costa Levante News - - NEWS -

A to­tal of 11 peo­ple have been ar­rested in a great po­lice op­er­a­tion in Madrid for rent­ing apart­ments that were non-ex­is­tent. Po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions showed that they have been in­volved in 254 such scams, some of which were sup­pos­edly lo­cated in Oropesa. They re­port­edly made just un­der €100,000 with these apart­ments alone. The way they op­er­ated was to pub­lish ad­ver­tise­ments on web­sites at a cheaper price point than their mar­ket value, col­lect the reser­va­tion fee, and then dis­ap­pear – leav­ing the ten­ants to ar­rive at their des­ti­na­tion and find out that they had nowhere to go to.

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