Ghost apartment renters arrested
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.