Mazatlan tourists have been victims of scams on rental vacations

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By Staff January 21, 2019 19:13

Mazatlan tourists have been victims of scams on rental vacations

CAPTA, the Tourist protection organization, has detected cyber scams to tourists and to prevent this, is encouraging visitors to book their trips through certified suppliers.

Astrid Macias, Director of CAPTA, said that they are running an investigation based on eight reports made last month.

The scam victims are mainly Americans and Canadians because they are used to paying in advance for rental condos. They get these places mainly through social media.

“There are some cases that the scammers advertise in Facebook or Instagram using fake properties,” said Macias.

Any of these fraudulent rentals must be reported to the Tourista Ministerio Publico and they will follow up until the resolution of the case.

“We are going to have meetings with advisors to have all the elements needed to regulate properly the vacation rental business”, said the CAPTA Director

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By Staff January 21, 2019 19:13

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