Couple arrested over holiday rental scam

Fraudsters posted bogus listings and made off with victims' deposits

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A COUPLE from Chiclana de la Frontera in Cádiz have been arrested for allegedly operating a holiday rental scam that affected at least 18 victims in several provinces around the country including Málaga.

The investigation launched in May of this year after a police complaint was lodged by a victim in Málaga who had fallen foul of the scam, said National Police officials. The alleged fraudsters, a 30-year-old man and 24-year-old woman, posted bogus online listings of holiday accommodations for rent, generally in coastal zones and at bargain prices, according to the police.

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