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25 Jun

4 Common Signs of Scams Related to Luxury Rentals in Mexico

Going on a luxury vacation, is no doubt extremely exciting for everyone in the family, but it is important to be vigilant when booking.  Let us look at common signs which will tell you that you are dealing with a scammer.

Common Signs of Scams Associated With Luxury Rentals in Mexico

Very Lucrative Deals

Usually when it’s too good to be true, it is.  So if you find a particular luxury rental in Mexico with a price that is much lower that comparative listings, then it will should be a red flag that something is wrong.

Wire Transfer

At the time of booking a rental, if you are asked to send an advance payment via wire transfer, then you should have reasons to believe that you are working with a fraudster. If you mistakenly wire transfer the money to them then it will be very difficult to recover it.

A suggestions would be to pay via a credit card. This way, if there is a problem then you will be in a position to raise a dispute and possibly get your money back.

Non-existent Property

You should make use of the advancements in technology and search for a rental property’s address in Google Maps. This way you will be able to make sure that the property actually exists at that address. Performing this step will be necessary since often time scammers use an incorrect address or the address of vacant lots or warehouses. Cross checking other rental listing sites is also encouraged.  If you do find the listing on another detail, check if the property details mentioned there match the listing details on the other site.

Inability to Provide Additional Details

You need to ask the rental property owner about additional images, and a genuine property owner will be able to send images which are not added on the listing site. On the contrary, a scammer will not be able to provide such additional images of the property.