Tenerife Holiday Rental Scam

Tenerife Property Rental Scam

Recently, there was a large scam operating that offered holiday rentals that did not exist.

Some of the sites have been taken down, some of the scammers caught, but that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the end of it. I think this will continue to happen as it gets harder to find accommodation due to the popularity of the island.

People are now becoming desperate to find places to stay and the scammers are aware of this and use the situation to their advantage.

Here’s a list of sites that were responsible for the scams, although most of them have already been taken offline:

http://canariesvillas.com 
https://www.luxurycanarianrentals.com
http://www.irentcanary.com
http://canarienvillarentals.com
http://tenevillas.com
http://www.villamartin.com
http://rentalcanaryislands.com
http://sunnycanaryislands.com
http://sunnycanaryislands.org
http://sunnycanaryislands.es

Update on 20th March 2017 – https://www.tenerifevacationhome.com/

 

We’ll be adding to this list whenever new scam sites appear so that it stays up to date.

As for precautions, we’ll be creating an article with simple steps you can take to minimise the risk when booking your accommodation so stay tuned for those helpful tips.

If you know of any other sites, please add them in the comments below.

 

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  1. My parents were scammed by a man called James Benson, jmsbenson38@gmail.com who advertised various apartments in Los Cristianos (possibly other places too). He advertised through Aronasol. He falsely advertised apartments in The Heights.

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