In the holiday season, scams increase. In this case, alleged travel agencies and people who offer, through social networks, farms, houses or apartmentsthey are cheating people.
In the services they offer are swimming pool, jacuzzis, cleaning service, among others. further they ask for money in advance and flee to show certificates or evidence that the paperwork is in order.
One of the most common modalities in which these delinquents they take advantage of people is through internet advertising. Therefore, we bring you some recommendations if you are thinking of renting a property:
1. Make sure that the tourist service provider is registered in the current National Tourism Registry.
2. Don’t forget that All advertising or information on tourist services must specify the type of accommodationrates, complementary services and what is not included.
3. Be wary of low prices.
4. Request the legal certification of ownership and identity card of the person who is offering you the property.
5. Do not deposit or transfer money if you are not completely sure.
6. Search for the property in recognized rental portals and contact the landlords there, and check the comments.
7. Call the reception of the complex in which they tell you the house is located and ask for the owners.
8. Look for the person on social networks or the agency that is offering you services.
What to do if you get scammed?
In case of being scammed or noticing a breach in the services offered by tourist providers, you can file an administrative complaint through institutional channels www.sic.gov.co or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
likewise, also may demand in the exercise of consumer protection action for the attention of their particular claims when the process of the direct claim to the tourist service provider has been exhausted, with the full requirements of the law, through the website www.sic.gov.co in the ‘services’ part, clicking on ‘Demand here-jurisdictional consumer protection’.