Apartment: If the booked accommodation does not exist

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VYear after year, fraudsters who rent fake, ie not existing holiday accommodations refine their approach. And apparently with success. On the holiday island of Majorca alone, five advertisements were logged every day in 2018 because of the advertised holiday homes and apartments that did not exist, the Spanish newspaper "Ultima Hora" reported.

How do you recognize such fake ads? And how can you protect yourself from scammers? An expert, who is responsible for the star classification of holiday apartments at the German Tourism Association and advises holidaymakers on disputes, gives tips.

WORLD: When should one be amazed when reading an ad to distinguish fake advertisements from reputable advertisements?

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