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Holiday rental scams – be warned

spanishluxuryhomeThe Portuguese Consumer Protection Association (DECO) has issued a warning to anyone trnting a holiday home in Portugal, beware of crime, especially on the Internet.

“Every year in the summer, we receive dozens of complaints about holiday home rental scams,” said Ingride Pereira, a lawyer for Deco’s consumer support office.

According to Pereira, most of the complaints received by Deco are related to the fact that the consumer pay to rent a house that does not exist or is nothing like it appeared in the online listing.


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