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About tourist fraudsters
The Internet is full of terrible stories about the treachery of tour operators who leave unhappy tourists in a foreign country, after robbing them. There are also stories about fraudulent…

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About tourist fraudsters

The Internet is full of terrible stories about the treachery of tour operators who leave unhappy tourists in a foreign country, after robbing them. There are also stories about fraudulent guides, crooked hotel administrators, extortionate waiters, and the like.

Much less coverage is given to another topic – fraud on the part of tourists themselves, although it, as practice shows, also ” takes place…»

Hotels and restaurants have traditionally been the targets of criminal attacks on the part of tourists, and insurance companies have become more and more frequent in recent years. Insurers are not cheated as often as, say, the hotel administration, but the amounts in such cases appear much more solid.

So, recently, a Russian tourist demanded a substantial amount of compensation from the insurance company for her husband, with whom she was vacationing in Greece and who allegedly … died there. As it turned out later, there was no husband at all, the tourist was vacationing in Greece alone, and the tour and insurance was issued for two specifically for the purpose of obtaining insurance compensation.

Last year, in the UK, a lot of noise was made by a report about Latvian “gourmets” who visited London in the autumn and smartly “inherited” in expensive five-star restaurants there. The couple didn’t have much trouble developing the script. Traveling Balts simply went to the most prestigious restaurants, ordered a dinner for two worth several hundred euros (the last time – €1,100) – and ran away. They were caught only after the total bill for food and drink exceeded €6,500.

There were always fans of moving out of hotels without paying for their services in full. However, this unseemly business has its own Champions. Recently, an American tourist traveled around Europe, stayed only in prestigious hotels and at first made the most favorable impression: paid in cash, gave a good tip. Then he would start referring to some difficulties with transferring money, and most of the time he would stay in hotels in debt, leaving a credit card with a fake number as a Deposit, then simply disappear. The “Tourer” was caught in Italy, when he already had a debt to hotels in Austria, Germany and Switzerland in the amount of more than €zoo LLC.

Criminal acts on the part of tourists worry travel companies, as they bring tension to their relations with hoteliers, restaurateurs and insurers. “Black lists” of tourists who had problems with the law are compiled. Tour operators exchange these lists among themselves and publish them on the Internet. Even an entire website is dedicated to this topic black-tourist.ru.

However, the “black lists” do not have any legal force, so they can not serve as a basis for refusing to provide a tour. This refusal can be appealed in court. In addition, the publication of such lists containing personal data of citizens on the Internet is illegal in itself.

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