This is a continuation of our popular Tenerife property rental scam list.
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:
Current List of Tenerife Rental Scam Websites
- Update on 20th March 2017 – https://www.tenerifevacationhome.com/
Search: tenerifevacationhome | tenerifevacationhome.com
- Update on 10th May 2017 – https://www.canariesholidayvillas.com/
Search: canariesholidayvillas | canariesholidayvillas.com
- Update on 12th June 2017 – http://www.canarianluxuryvillas.com/
Search: canarianluxuryvillas | canarianluxuryvillas.com
- Update on 12th June 2017 – https://www.digitaldreamsholidays.com/
Search: digitaldreamsholidays | digitaldreamsholidays.com
- Update on 13th Sept 2017 – http://www.canarianluxvillas.com/
Search: canarianluxvillas | canarianluxvillas.com
- Update on 7th Oct 2017 – https://exclusivevillas4rent.com
Search: exclusivevillas4rent | exclusivevillas4rent.com
- Update on 8th Oct 2017 – https://www.canariesluxuryholidays.com/
Search: canariesluxuryholidays | canariesluxuryholidays.com
- Update on 25th Oct 2017 – https://edentour.net/
Search: edentour | edentour.net
- Update on 12th Nov 2017 – https://teneriferental.es/
Search: teneriferental | teneriferental.es
- Update on 17th Nov 2017 – https://cassa-tenerife.com/
Search: cassa-tenerife | cassa-tenerife.com
- Update on 18th Nov 2017 – https://canary-villarentals.com/
Search: canary-villarentals | canary-villarentals.com
- Update on 18th Nov 2017 – http://canary-villa2stay.com/
Search: canary-villa2stay | canary-villa2stay.com
- Update on 22nd Nov 2017 – https://ppriorholidays.com/
Search: ppriorholidays | ppriorholidays.com
- Update on 25th Nov 2017 – https://www.canarianvillasbooking.com/
Search: canarianvillasbooking | canarianvillasbooking.com
- Update on 25th Nov 2017 – https://casa-tenerifee.com/
Search: casa-tenerifee | casa-tenerifee.com
- Update on 26th Nov 2017 – https://www.villas-andreas.com/
Search: villas-andreas | villas-andreas.com
- Update on 12th Dec 2017 – http://www.teneholidays.com
Search: teneholidays | teneholidays.com
- Update on 12th Dec 2017 – http://www.premierholidaybooking.com
Search: premierholidaybooking | premierholidaybooking.com
- Update on 16th Dec 2017 – http://www.canary-lettings.com
Search: canary-lettings | canary-lettings.com
- Update on 19th Dec 2017 – https://villaswithaview.com/
Search: villaswithaview | villaswithaview.com
- Update on 27th Dec 2017 – http://luxurylettings.net/
Search: luxurylettings | luxurylettings.net
- Update on 13th Jan 2018 – http://www.villas-canary.com/
Search: villas-canary | villas-canary.com
- Update on 22nd Jan 2018 – https://fincas-tempo.com/
Search: fincas-tempo | fincas-tempo.com
- Update on 29th Jan 2018 – https://www.pbtavacations.com/
Search: pbtavacations | pbtavacations.com
- Update on 29th Jan 2018 – https://viaje-tenerife.com/
Search: viaje-tenerife | viaje-tenerife.com
- Update on 13th Feb 2018 – https://www.amazingholidayvillas.com/
Search: amazingholidayvillas | amazingholidayvillas.com
- Update on 15th Feb 2018 – https://holiday-canary.com/
Search: holiday-canary | holiday-canary.com
- Update on 21st Feb 2018 – https://www.premiervillabooking.com/ Previously www.premierholidaybooking.com
Search: premiervillabooking | premiervillabooking.com
- Update on 22nd Feb 2018 – https://www.vptenerife.com
Search: vptenerife | vptenerife.com
- Update on 5th Mar 2018 – https://www.luxuryholidaylifestyle.com
Search: luxuryholidaylifestyle | luxuryholidaylifestyle.com
- Update on 5th Apr 2018 – https://www.bookinglists.com
Search: bookinglists | bookinglists.com
- Update on 15th Apr 2018 – https://tenerifevillaholidays.com
Search: tenerifevillaholidays | tenerifevillaholidays.com
- Update on 4th May 2018 – https://www.sunny-spain.com
Search: sunny-spain | sunny-spain.com
- Update on 4th May 2018 – https://seasideluxuryrentals.com
Search: seasideluxuryrentals | seasideluxuryrentals.com
- Update on 13th May 2018 – https://www.estateluxuryhome.com
Search: estateluxuryhome | estateluxuryhome.com
- Update on 31st May 2018 – https://lettingsintenerife.com
Search: lettingsintenerife | lettingsintenerife.com
- Update on 1st June 2018 – https://teneholiday.com
Search: teneholiday | teneholiday.com
- Update on 7th June 2018 – https://www.luxuryholidaylifestyle.com
Search: luxuryholidaylifestyle | luxuryholidaylifestyle.com
- Update on 20th June 2018 – https://www.spainholidayvillarentals.com
Search spainholidayvillarentals | spainholidayvillarentals.com
- Update on 26th June 2018 – http://www.eliteislandliving.com
Search: eliteislandliving | eliteislandliving.com
- Update on 13th August 2018 – https://www.fivestarsvillarentals.com
Search: fivestarvillarentals | fivestarvillarentals.com
- Update on 13th August 2018 – https://letinspain.com
Search: letinspain | letinspain.com
- Update on 13th August 2018 – https://homerentinspain.com
Search: homerentinspain | homerentinspain.com
- Update on 19th August 2018 – https://www.canarianholidaystyle.com
Search: canarianholidaystyle | canarianholidaystyle.com
- Update on 20th August 2018 – https://spain-letholidays.com
Search: spain-letholidays | spain-letholidays.com
- Update on 28th August 2018 – https://relaxatlewis.com
Search: relaxatlewis | relaxatlewis.com
- Update on 6th Sept 2018 – http://www.eurovillabooking.com
Search: eurovillabooking | eurovillabooking.com
- Update on 2nd Oct 2018 – https://www.spainrentholidays.com
Search: spainrentholidays | spainrentholidays.com
- Update on 2nd Oct 2018 – https://www.holidays-canaryvillas.com
Search: holidays-canaryvillas | holidays-canaryvillas.com
- Update on 2nd Oct 2018 – https://booking-canaryvillas.com
Search: booking-canaryvillas | booking-canaryvillas.com
- Update on 9th Oct 2018 – https://luxuryestatevillas.com
Search: luxuryestatevillas | luxuryestatevillas.com
- Update on 18th Nov 2018 – https://www.spainluxuryrent.com
Search: spainluxuryrent | spainluxuryrent.com
- Update on 6th Dec 2018 – https://www.spainelegantrentals.com
Search: spainelegantrentals | spainelegantrentals.com
- Update on 6th Dec 2018 – https://www.grouptravelplus.com
Search: grouptravelplus | grouptravelplus.com
- Update on 17th Dec 2018 – https://suncitybooking.com
Search: suncitybooking | suncitybooking.com
- Update on 23rd Dec 2018 – https://www.canary-rentalvillas.com
Search canary-rentalvillas | canary-rentalvillas.com
- Update on 14th Jan 2019 – https://ultimatespainvillas.com
Search: ultimatespainvillas | ultimatespainvillas.com
- Update on 14th Jan 2019 – https://aventuravillas.com
Search: aventuravillas | aventuravillas.com
- Update on 14th Jan 2019 – https://tenerifehomeholidays.com
Search: tenerifehomeholidays | tenerifehomeholidays.com
- Update on 30th Jan 2019 – https://www.dreamvillasspain.com
Search: dreamvillasspain | dreamvillasspain.com
- Update on 1st March 2019 – https://holidayapartmentsinspain.com
Search: holidayapartmentsinspain | holidayapartmentsinspain.com
- Update on 26th March 2019 – https://www.travelvacationtour.com
Search: travelvacationtour | travelvacationtour.com
- Update on 16th Dec 2019 – https://booking-villascanary.com
Search: booking-villascanary | booking-villascanary.com
- Update on 16th Dec 2019 – https://relaxintenerife.net
Search: relaxintenerife | relaxintenerife.net
- Update on 17th Dec 2019 – https://rentalcanary.com
Search: rentalcanary | rentalcanary.com
- Update on 11th Feb 2020 – https://canary-villas.com
Search: canary-villas | canary-villas.com
- Update on 11th Feb 2020 – https://canary-holidays.com
Search: canary-holidays | canary-holidays.com
- Update on 30th Oct 2022 – https://booking-canaryvilla.com
Search: booking-canaryvilla | booking-canaryvilla.com
- Update on 30th Oct 2022 – https://booking-canaryhome.com
Search: booking-canaryhome | booking-canaryhome.com
- Update on 30th Oct 2022 – https://booking-canaries.com
Search: booking-canaries | booking-canaries.com
- 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 a precaution, please take a look at this article about how to avoid rental scams online and the process of checking them.
If you know of any other sites, please add them in the comments below.
This list is maintained by Tenerife Forum
I got in contact with someone who claims to be the owner of the property i was interested in. I made the enquiry through a website and then we started communicating in whatsapp. I wanted to make an appointment to view the house and he said that, first thing, I had to pay 2 months in advance to the building company only to see it. After the viewing, I could sign the contract and in that case he would have received my money from the company, otherwise I would have had a refund the same day. It sounded very dodgy to me so of course I told him I was not going to pay any money in advance. He never replied. Same thing happened to a friend of mine. He also sent her his DNI saying that he was resident in Puerto Rico . Doesn’t sound right to me…..
I have booked an apartment with SunseekersTenerifeapartments.co.uk a lady named Arelene Cookson. The apartment belongs to her and is in Playa Graciosa. Made contact when enquiring about an apartment in Victoria Court where she is an agent for owners and the said apartment was fully booked for our dates. Do you know of the company or the lady?
If you ask in our community, maybe someone might know of her and be able to advise you. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1TenerifeForumCommunity
Hi, looking to see if anyone heard of http://www.edentourvillas.net?
Just booked a villa with Eden Tours. From forum on trip advisor looks like I’ve been scammed.
Thanks Dawn. It seems to have very suspicious details so I’ve added it to our list.
Just booked with tenerifevillasonline.com do you have any feedback on this company?
Hi I’m just about to book with Tenerifevillasonline, can you advise if you had a good experience please
Any info about tenerifevillasonline.co.uk please? Just booked with them.
The only thing we know is that the site is registered in Scotland and is hosted in Germany. If we hear anything we’ll update here.
Please could administration contact me .
You can contact us here:
i got ripped off by Aronasol they also had dealings with Lavasands
thought lava sands and arona sol went bust they scammed me for £500
https://cassa-tenerife.com/ SCAM, PLEASE STAY AWAY
ppriorholidays.com SCAM TOO
I have found a website to rent a holiday home for my family and me, and it turns out that this web page hosts on your server is dedicated to making holiday scams, applying a false rent.
I have noticed the scams that they practice because I have paid the amount of 3860 euros for the rental of a villa, and I have started to look on the Internet about that page and I have found a site where they comment about scams in Tenerife (https: //mytenerifereport.com/tenerife-holiday-rental-scam/) and there is the name of the page where I paid (https://cassa-tenerife.com/)
I started worrying and made a false rent with the same dates and the same house that I paid and it turns out that they offered me the house I had paid for if it was available !!
I have tried to call this website several times but nobody answers my phone, and I have sent several emails asking for an explanation but no one to answer !!
I dont know what I can do…
How did you pay?
I have paid by bank transfer…
I don’t think you can get your money back, so sorry Christine.
Casa-tenerifee is now disabled site after 48 hrs
No doubt new site will appear soon
I reported fraud to police
Email [email protected]
And ask them where your money is
I hope you reported fraud to Uk action fraud
Just for the sake of truth, can you make the proof of actually paying any amount to this company?
Sure, if you are going to help me, I send you the proof
scanned by cassa tenerife 2 days ago
i contacted Bankia spain to stop transfer
it is worth contacting bankia in madrid and speak to them in English (they have english rep)
and explain if u paid by IBAN –
My mother was going to rent a villa on this website from http://www.canarianvillasbooking.com because she had seen a very cheap price and te property was still available on our requested dates but looking at homeaway we found the same property, more expensive; and we called the owner and he told us that he did not know anything about that website of http://WWW.CANARIANVILLASBOOKING.COM, and he told us that he had not given legal rights to publish his house and less to rent it for that price, he has confirmed us that web page is a SCAM….
We almost fall into a scam of 2900 euros, avoid that web page, it is one of the many scams of holiday rentals in Tenerife…
Thanks for the info Melany
HUGE SCAMSITES !!!!
Cassa Tenerife is now called
A Bulgarian registered website
Sergio and Monique
[email protected] latest corresponders staying hack attack on Cassa Tenerife site – all nonsense I am sure
Contact europol and report this scam
Added to the list
Casa-tenerifee is now disabled site after 48 hrs
No doubt new site will appear soon
I reported fraud to police
has anyone checked to see if it is the same people behind all these scams
what account was money paid into?
was it in valencia with Bankia?
if so could people let me know
Villa-andreas.com have been in touch as I have paid them £2000 they say there having difficulties with site I have asked for refund and he said he would and to send my bank account details sounds like another scam what should I do???
How did you pay?
It can get your money back by transferring into your bank account, especially if they requested your bank account, but not thru transferwise.
By transfer wise
I don’t think it’s possible to get your money back.
Beasley preston scammed me and he keeps emailing me to say he is not a fraud man and he will refund my money, this has been ongoing since November 29th for apartment in garden city costa adeje
http://www.canariesbookings.com is another scam site – I became suspicious due to their prices & availability over Christmas and after posting it on Tripadvisor I discovered it is a scam site!
How do you know that premier holiday rentals is a scam? I have booked with them before and it was all legit.
When did you make the booking Charlotte?
2 years ago, I was going to book with them again today but now I’m unsure as I’ve just seen here it’s a scam. I’ve searched all over the internet for reviews but I can’t seem to find anything.
That’s interesting because their website was only created on 2nd October this year 2017
I know but I’ve researched further anyway and it is deffo a scam
So, just to recap. You made a booking 2 years ago on a site that didn’t exist?
You were thinking of booking with the same people that didn’t exist when you made the first booking and was thinking of booking with them again?
Now you’ve decided not to because you think they’re a scam because you booked on a site that never existed when you said you made the original booking. Is that correct?
villaswithaview.com Only scams in Tenerife, pages in google, all the villas are available and very cheap prices, .. all cheap, just pretty pictures .. SCAMS SCAMS http://www.villaswithaview.com
I asked for availability and they have replied that haven’t got nothing left for the end of 2017 and the prices are NOT that cheap.
Are you all sure about Villaswithaview.com, as I am at a point of paying for the rental of a villa with them…
I checked the details and history and it dates all the way back to 2006 which would be unusual for a scam site so I don’t think it is a scam site.
If you do book with them, please let us know how you get on.
Anything else I can do? Don’t want to loose my money or even worse, be there with my family and have no place to stay. In the meantime I googled the property and called a real estate agent who has the same property for sale. He recognized one of the houses on the site and he was sure that this was not available for rent. Is that enough not to trust this?
If the agent is a registered business and has told you so then I would believe him.
Other than that, always make sure you make payments with a credit card, never use bank transfers.
Villaswithaview confirmed availability of a 7 bedroomed villa in playa del duque. Great price and availability for July 2018. Further searches showed this villa was advertised for sale. I contacted the estate agent and they told me that the villa is actually still under construction and still for sale. Glad I did my research before I paid the deposit
Thanks for letting us know Catherine.
Lost 2250 € for a 3 bedroomed villa rented for the week of Christmas in Tenerife. Try yesterday to reach someone on phone to organise the meeting but my email returned with the mention unroutable address and the mobile number is not assigned.
I paid by transfer to a bank in Alicante for the benefit of a certain Antonio Salvador Berna Moya
Something to do to get the money back ?
Thanks for your help
Bank transfers are very difficult to get refunds from.
Try contacting the bank you sent the money to and ask if there is anything they can do to help.
Ok I will try and let you inform
yes http://www.premierholidaybooking.com is a scam unfortunately
be scam by a company called luxuryletting.net
Which payment method did you use Stephen?
I see the site has been taken offline now.
why dont you add http://www.canarianvillasbooking.com to the list?
it’s 100% scam.
We have paid £ 1900 a month ago. The contactperson fransesca has stolen her image of another person, their office does not exist, no phone number on the website. The cheap villas exist but some of them is fullbooked at booking.com etc.
When I asked to get the money back they stopped responding.
add it to your list.
Please read the list properly before commenting. It has been on the list for nearly 2 months now.
How did you pay? Bank transfer?
Ok i missed it. Yes i did, so stupied thing to do.
Please go to https://www.whoishostingthis.com find the company who is hosting the scam website and report it to them as this is the ONLY way to get these scammers closed down, I have success with this method when police etc do not want to know.
PLEASE REPORT THEM to the website hosting company
Thanks. Im not so good at speaking english. Would have been easier to email them. Could only call gooddaddy. But i let some other give them a call.
Do you know if tenerifevillasonline are a reputable company? Can’t see them listed as a scam site but keen to double check before we book. thanks in advance
tenerifevillasonline.co.uk seem ok but make sure you pay credit card, paypal, not bank transfer.
thank You and thanks for this site. saved me a lot of money as we nearly booked with villaswithaview until I checked your site.
I can now confirm for definite that http://www.villaswithaview.com are a scam site.The guy fronting it is Matteo Ramos Cruz,very smooth too.
The scam runs like this,rent the villa,pay by direct bank transfer,(IF you are stupid like me,)you stay in touch throughout and he replies to emails etc,etc, two days before you leave he sends an email saying the property is sold,they have nothing else please send your bank details for a refund.Alternatively you get there and the villa is occupied etc,etc,
So ! We lost £2,100 because of my one time stupidity,without that these people could not do this,so please pass this around ………. avoid villaswithaview like the plague.No bank transfer with anyone !!!!!
They advertise properties in Tenerife/Canary Islands. My next stop is all English speaking forums on those islands,facebook and tripadvisor.
Sorry to hear you lost money Michael.
Thank you for letting us know.
We did the same and lost £2200.
We area bout to go and looking for alternative accommodation now.
We have paid a deposit with Tenerifevillas online.
Can you confirm that it is not a scam site.
https://www.canariesbooking.com/ another scam website
I feel sick after reading this I’ve just booked with premier booking.com how do I get my money back I paid via wire
Alba Klazina – criminal
hi, anybody got any info on this site. https://fincas-tempo.com/… think this one can be added to the list because their looking for bank draft..
Thanks David. It seems that way and the site is only 2 months old.
Not 100% sure, but I’ve asked to book with fincas-tempo.com and they gave me instructions on how to PAY BY CREDIT CARD, also the option of bank draft.
I said I wanted to pay by credit card and received a positive reply, so they look ok.
Ask them for their full address and NIF/CIF business number.
Following your instructions, I wrote them and asked for the NIF/CIF business number and this is what I received: B38793949
If you can check it somehow and let us know, will be nice.
The CIF number shows that the company is in liquidation and looks like the number has been stolen from another business.
Stay well clear, it’s a scam.
Good job you are doing
I have just seen my villa in torviscas advertised on .www.villawithaview.com
But I don’t rent through this company , I do it myself so that website is scamming people
If you view “5 bed Villa Roque del conde from 238€ per night” it’s a scam
Please contact me and I will try to help
We paid £2500 from the 19th till the 28th. I tried sending an email one hour ago and than received a send failure message. I than thought something is not right. When I went on the site i realised that is blocked.
I found this site and seen your message here. I am in tears now as i dont know what to do. This guy Matteo seem to be mentioned in the above comments. Do you actually rent the villa?
Can you help or advise us ?Please !!!
Do you know if PBTA Vacation is a scam site please?
We can’t find a business registration by that name. The registration details for the domain are hidden but the domain history shows someone by the name of Nick Blackwood which could be anybody. Best to avoid the site.
I paid £900 for villa in caleta de fuste 1/2/18 as they said were having trouble with card and then attempted to take pmt on card after i had paid by bank transfer. Whilst i wasnt happy they convinced me not them and i thought all fine as credit card company would not give me exact dtls.
Tried contacting agents this week but when no response looked on internet and feel well and truly duped
I take it i have lost my monies
Canary Island Escapes is this one ok?
We’ve given you details in the community of our analysis of these people.
They have a lot of negative reviews, here’s one of them…”I booked with them. Unfortunately they were great until there was a problem. Then they were not interested in the slightest. They find complaints rather ‘tiresome’ and there is nothing they can do if there are any problems as they do not live in Tenerife.
In addition the accommodation was not as described.”
More negative reviews here: https://goo.gl/ba115w
premierholidaybooking.com using the same Alba Klazini sign off
Is tenerifevillasonline ok only paid a deposit got to pay cash on arrival ?
We where coned out £500 through Arona Sol and a company called lava sands never got a reply off either company just beware of these 2
Reported on Tripadvisor, post #65 on this thread – https://www.amazingholidayvillas.com/
All the makings of a possible scam site, IMO. Website domain only recently established. And a possible new twist on the payment scam. They claim to take payment by credit card (and, of course, probably would if they are actually not scammers). However, they offer “payment protection” but only if you have paid by bank transfer – which, of course, is a worthless offer if they are scammers.
Confirmed that content was copied from a reputable website.
We did some of our own checks and it does seem odd that the website is a totally different name to the registered business. The domain for the business name is online but no website has been set up for it.
Another trait I see very often is that many of the scam sites block the ability to copy content and images so that comparisons on other sites are more difficult to do to see if the info was stolen from legitimate websites.
There is a workaround which we use and I can tell you that we’re even more convinced that this site is a scam.
Another red flag is that a lot of the pages are not indexed in Google which is sometimes a sign of duplicate content.
The site is no longer pending. Thanks again John.
Thanks you so much ! was about to part with £2k to amazingholidayvillas.com
You’ve saved me from a lot of pain – just hope that people don’t fall into the trap they are obviously fake – Lanzarote has very few villas available now for Easter, yet they claim to offer LOTS of top class villas all suspiciously available and all roughly the same price CLEARLY A SCAM !!!!
Glad to hear Pete.:)
Is mycaneriandream.com real?
Struggling to research any help greatly appreciated.
It’s registered as a company under HOLIDAY APARTMENTS MYCANARIANDREAM SL
The registration address is not an office, but a block of flats which doesn’t look good. Our advice is to avoid.
Your spelling was incorrect. This is the site: http://mycanariandream.com/
Their website says they are a tourist agency founded by a Feliks Kasmi. It also includes a photo of what seems to be an office/shop situation – so, if the address is a residential block then that seems to add evidence that it may be fraudulent.
hello looks like we have just been scammed and I came across this after searching for alba klazina. He has changed his website for premier holiday booking to premier villa bookings. Sadly we have lost lots of money. What can we do about this ? How can we ensure others don’t suffer and loose lots of money ?
Thanks Jemma, we’ve added the details. We’re looking into ways of taking them offline.
ob by the way Alba is not just renting his dodgy villas in Tennerife, he is renting in the Balarics and spain. Please DO NOT use
amazingholidayvillas.com this website is still running on google ads and I think will make a lot of people without money and holiday , let’s report to google as well this website as they do not know …
We’ve already reported to Google with strong words and the evidence but Google is very slow to react. They like their money and will do anything to keep anyone paying for adverts, sometimes even when it’s glaringly obvious that the advertiser is a criminal.
Speaks volumes really.
Rachel above – Was this your villa ? I’m so sorry you arrived on your holiday and you had no villa! Nightmare scam! I have contacted the police, the banks and which?
Well done admin !! Great job your doing. I would strongly urge everyone to sign the petition (see below) so banks have to take some resonsibility for this type of criminal activity. Ultimately Alba Klazina and the like are just scum so be extra vigilant when booking on line.
Seems edentour.net is still “at it”.
See the recent posts on this Tripadvisor thread:
My parents have just been in communication with this website for a villa in August in Lanzarote. Could you give us any advise. Again they say they can pay buy credit card but offer 10% deposit if paid in full.
It’s a scam site.
If they decide to go ahead anyway, make sure you are insured against fraud and keep a receipt so that you can use it in the police report.
Hi can I just confirm am I right in thinking VP Tenerife .com is a scam site ??
Sonya, yes read above
I know this is not Tenerife, but you are doing such a great job exposing these crooks.
This is an Algarve one, but they are the same crooks who set up Tenerife scams
Lettings In Algarve
We were just scammed by http://www.villas-canary.com. 2 Names Saul C. Gomez and Ramon Juan Ruiz Gomez. Look out for there names. Will try to pursue Them through Their bank IBAN and SWIFT number
Did you have any look tracking them down Steen?
Another SCAM website
ANOTHER SCAM WEBSITE
They don’t do Tenerife, but as we all know, they cross over.
Admin : do a Google search on the employees images (but first flip the images) and see what you get.
Showing a lot of availability ? Admin, anyone ever heard of them ?
It is a 902 phone number, says it will cost £3.50 per minute ..
Scam site we already added a couple of months ago to our list.
Could you confirm if this company is a scam or legit please, quite worrying all these scams are advertised as genuine ads.
Read all of this page especially the list above and you will find https://viaje-tenerife.com is a scam site
I am so shocked at all the scams please use abta/atol companies they do exist.
Can someone please confirm if canary island escapes are genuine/ legitimate in property rentals on Tenerife? I understand they do not accept card payments, only PayPal or bank transfers.
Any business that does not accept payment by credit card should be avoided like the plague.
Having a Facebook page or a website does not mean you are a bona fide business and Paypal only offers protection if you opt for the “Business and Services” option when making any payment through them.
Selecting the “Friends and Family” option in Paypal does NOT insure you against fraud.
Unfortunately I don’t know what to do now as they have already had over £800 deposit paid by PayPal . Now I’m really worried they may not be anything more then a scam. My son said they are showing listed at companies house, do you know more or can you advise? I’m due to send remainder of money to them in couple of weeks.
I’m very worried.
They may well be genuine (assuming this is canaryislandescapes.com). Website has existed since 2012 (scammers usually only run their site for a few weeks/months). And the “feel” of the website seems OK to me, including its presumed UK base (personal opinion of course).
That said, Admin makes a really good point about credit cards. You have to ask yourself why a legit business, seemingly in the UK, does not take cards. There may be a reason, of course, but it does seem odd. If you do continue and make the payment viaPaypal, make sure you choose the “Business” option to get the fraud protection from Paypal.
It’s wise to be wary.
The fact is, even if you pay via Paypal using your credit card, it’s still not covered by section 75 of the law so you’re right back where you started.
These are the same people who were bad mouthing Tenerife Sunshine about an agency license but I refused to be drawn in. Just the kind of wolves walking around in sheep’s clothing that should be avoided at all costs.
Just literally been scammed, wish I read this forum before hand….paid 1600 euros for a week villa rental through Amazing Holiday Villas, were supposed to have a transfer pick us up from the airport and take us to the villa.
No one there to greet us, party of 9 people including 2 young children, got our own taxi to the villa which was locked, couldn’t gain access to the property so had to check in to a hotel.
No telephone numbers to call, no response to email, a further 2000 euros on alternative accommodation, not the start to a family holiday we were looking for.
Sadly, booked in a rush and paid by bank transfer.
Be careful…..always pay by credit card!
Anyone heard of Canary Island Escapes Ltd and sister company Tenerife Properties 4U?
They both sound very suspect and they both recommend and write reviews for each other.
Why not use a proper company that has payment protection.
Have a look here – https://goo.gl/ri97pB
Hi i think i have been scammed by tenerifevillaholidays.com due to fly out on the 27th april for a hen party. They have stopped contact 3 weeks ago. I have paid by money transfer through transfer wise and only just caught on. Devestated is an understatement please help this people get caught!!!
http://verofab.com/ – also trading under habytare – and claiming Shawn Marco Spencer works for them?
Hi there. I’m trying to find out if Habytare is a scam? I’ve booked a villa with them, but through Homeaway. I know Homeaway is legit, but I have concerns about Habytare and the guy who says his name is Fab Bale. Any advice?
Is teneriferentals.es a genuine site ?
I know from your list that a similar one ( spelt the same but without an “s” on the end is a scam)
The domain was only purchased 2 months ago and is registered to someone by the name of Jennifer TR and the Tech person is Jacob Jensen.
I find it very deceptive that they decided to add a HomeAway logo on the site and it’s probably illegal to do that.
No address, no phone number, what were you thinking.:)
I’m sure the tax office reading this page will be checking it out but if I were you, I would seriously reconsider your decision.
Is http://www.paradisetravelclubs.com a scam?
Never heard of them and the address of the website is Florida.
http://www.tenerifevillaholidays.co.uk/ hiya is this a scam? they are on home and away, trip advisor and owners direct but this is the website?
Registered to the name of Tenerife Villa to someone who is a sole trader in Manchester,UK since 2016.
If they are listed on the main websites, make sure you use their internal payment systems.
If you are forced to pay outside the main websites, only pay by credit card and if using Paypal, make sure you opt for the goods and services option so that you are covered.
thank you very much
Anyone can send me all the emails from this guys
And also the contract.
I try to catch them
I have just been scammed out of £4200 ! I have booked a villa with them for July but they have stopped replying to my emails.. My partner tried to book the same villa on the same week and they have said it is available. I would love to stop these criminals from hurting any more people
Thanks Happy Days.
Definitely suspicious. Only a couple of months old, address is in the middle of a residential area and apparently they have no phone number.
I’m adding it to our list to at least make sure people avoid using this very high risk website.
Spot the difference, worth a check
Identical, and both their About pages are replicas of this other website:
It seems to be a large network of sites owned by the same group of people with very little differences.
Scammers are usually lazy and attention to details is obsolete which is good for us.
I’m adding them to the list as they are both very suspicious registrations and neither of them have contact phone numbers.
The registered business names mentioned in the about pages are most likely someone else’s which they dropped into the content to make it look legitimate.
Has anyone used a male named Kevin Willington and email [email protected]
Coming to Tenerife in 3 weeks and apartment details still not provided. Concerned we turn up and it doesn’t exist
Is this genuine
The site seems to be offline
New website, same old crooks
Spain Holiday Villa Rentals
just a copy and paste of older fake villa websites, especially the amazing holiday villas one which is even mentioned many times on this “new website”
Amazing Holiday Villas To Rent In Spain …
I have just been scammed by seasideluxuryrentals.com. Lost several thousand euros for a villa in Ibiza. Some guy calling himself Tony Harinck was in contact very frequently until yesterday when he said there had been an explosion at the villa, unable to find an alternative for us and would refund. Now the website is down and no responses to my emails. This site only listed this address a couple days after I booked, so unfortunately it didn’t come in time for me. I hope it helps someone else. Looks like some hours with the police when I get to Spain. Good luck everyone!
Really sorry to hear this Katie. Try contacting the bank to see if they can do something. I presume it was paid for by bank transfer?
I hope you find a way to get something back.
Katie, could you please update on whether you have gotten your money back? I am currently dealing with the same company and I am worried that the money is long gone…
Worried I am scammed by the same company. Katie, can you please update? Have you got your money back or heard anything from Tony?
Can you tell me if you have any info on MyTenerifeHolidays.com
more for your lists, again not showing Tenerife, but they are all the same crooks:-
Their name is Spain Holidays.
Lots of easy stolen images to see
Thanks HD, checked and added to the list.
Hi Admin, what do you think, new website, new ad campaign, own reviews, lots of availability, Madrid address, Malaga area number, own money back guarantees, have a look, have you heard of them, eg
Already listed HD.
After checking, it all points to a scam. #44 on list.
Definitely a scam site just been one of their victims.
canarianholidaystyle.com tried to cancel the booking for 1 Sep 2018 but they didn’t give us a refund. I didnt see on their website the cancelation policy. so we will check in but not all our party group
Have a look at Ingram, the founder
Bears a striking resemblance to this genuine person
It’s 100% scam, well spotted.
The domain was previously owned by a massage therapist.
Admin, they must read your pages .. Ingram’s image has changed.. and even with their logos over their images and zooming in, it is so easy to find the villas elsewhere,
is this this one found on homeaway https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p8060382
It looks that way HD.
Proof that we’re doing it right.:)
I see you already listed
Five Stars Villa Rentals
Anyone can see their claim at the bottom of their pages at they won “Silver” in the “British Travel Awards 2017” for “Best Villa Company”
um… surprisingly the BTA have no record of anyone by this name even entering their competitions …
Thanks HD, keep them coming.:)
canarianholidaystyle.com tried to cancel the booking for 1 Sep 2018 but they didn’t give us a refund. I didnt see on their website the cancelation policy. so we will check in but not all our party group
Iain, this was a website only set up 26 July 2018, if you right click/download the image of the villa you believe you have booked, then upload it onto a google image search, you may well find the villa on another website.
You are very lucky.
Did they give you their office address is Moscow?
Hi admin can you help me I see you have relaxatlewis.com listed on here as scam I have just booked a villa for December and sent money via transferwise got 10percent discount paid in full now I’m really worried can you please help phone number goes straight to answer phone and transfers to mobile still answering emails so I’m confused what to do next I don’t want to be left with no where to stay please helpful
I would be very surprised if the property is legitimate Tracy.
All indications point to a scam. Payment by Transferwise is non refundable once sent so I don’t know what else can be done.:(
Can I report to someone tohelp eg: fraud police would you have contact number
Any thoughts on pillowabroad.com , mentioned on this Tripadvisor thread?
FWIW, my guess is that the person at post #5 is connected with the business.
The domain for pillowabroad.com was registered a couple of years ago in 2016.
The earliest instance of the website appearing online was in April of 2017.
According to the poster on TA, the company has over 19 years experience and yet the website is only a couple of years old.
I’m sure I’ve seen them advertising on Google just as I’ve seen several scam sites advertising on Google.
I don’t see anything in Google Maps resembling an inmobiliaria and the street looks more residential than anything else.
The whole point of the portals is to safeguard users and protect them from fraud.
Most of these portals have a large team dedicated to checking properties and compliance to certain standards.
If anyone is trying to divert users away from secure sites then the only thing they try to use is the idea of getting it cheaper because of not having to pay the commission the portals charge but the whole point of the commission is to save you from losing everything.
My advice, pay the extra money to be protected against potential fraud.
Just to add….
PILLOW ABROAD is not registered as a business in Spain after checking listed registered companies.
I’ll check the CIF later and if it is legit then I will update it here.
It seems like this website is privately owned and registered via self employed. (DNI)
Owner is SILVIA SAEZ RODRIGUEZ DE AZERO.
I still wouldn’t use it though.
I recently booked a villa with http://www.holiday-canaryvillas.com and paid for the rental & breakages.
After booking, we saw them listed on your site.
I contacted them and requested, under the terms of the rental contract to cancel our booking.
Within a few days all of our money was returned.
Were we just lucky or are they legit?
If you click on the link you gave in your comment, it will answer your question.:)
Sorry, it was http://www.holidays-canaryvillas.com not http://www.holiday-canaryvillas.com that refunded our money and they are on your list as a possible scam.
Maybe worth a closer look to see if they are genuine or not or perhaps we were just lucky!
For a site that’s only 1 month old, no history online, no reviews, hosted in US, and using a copyrighted logo from a reputable Spanish property site we work with, I think you’re extremely lucky to get any money back, especially when their address is not valid.
You’re the sort of person that wins lotteries, well done.:)
These are the associates they stole the logo from:
http://www.spainrentholidays.com have recently changed the trading name on their website from Spain Rent Holidays to Spanish Rentals Holiday Escapes SRHE , as their other name was perhaps getting somewhat tarnished. Incredible that they are still able to appear on search engine adverts, even appearing on the name “spanish rentals holiday escapes”
Unfortunately, Google is more interested in revenue and I’ve even noticed scams being advertised on Youtube which is also owned by Google so it seems to be business as usual for this lot.
same crooks, new Google Adword campaign
Spain Luxury Rent
Thanks HD .:)
On the Majorca forum we are suspecting that http://www.spainluxuryrent.com is the new site of spainrent holidays and its similar names ,slightly more professional website but very suspicious.
correct Margaret, they are the same crooks, with the same paid advertisements being done by Google Adwords who make money out of this (if they get paid)
Scammers are moronic enough to nearly always provide tell-tale indicators in their fake listings. Those behind “Spanish Rentals Holiday Escapes SRHE” are no different, seeing as how they mark all their “property photographs” as ‘copyright protected’. Clever or what?
Not really. Any and every so-called ‘copyright protected’ photograph can be quickly screenshot from any and every website, saved to the desktop, and then uploaded to a reverse image search engine I(my favourite is TinEye) to check out the source.
Here, then, is a current, typical fraud from “Spanish Rentals Holiday Escapes SRHE” in the form of “Villa Fabiola”:
and here is the actual property used by SRHE to perpetrate its scam, Casa la Golondrino:
The was easily detectable within a couple of minutes, simply by screen-capturing and uploading to TinEye. Spanish law enforcement could with equal ease do the exact same but then, in view of the decades-long scams by certain Spanish car rental outfits, Spain and law enforcement aren’t words that always sit comfortably in the same sentence.
Advice, then, to any prospective renter of holiday accommodation abroad: if you cannot “save as image” a picture on a holiday accommodation website listing because it is “copyright protected”, then it’s highly likely that the entire listing is a fraud.
Kudos to all those responsible for this excellent website. If they haven’t already done so, they might like to advise the following individual of its existence:
His Excellency Don Carlos Bastarreche
Ambassador of Spain
39, Chesham Place
LONDON SW1X 8SB
Email: [email protected]
Any British victim of Spanish holiday property fraud who has posted on here should also copy in their experience to His Excellency as well as their local constituency MP (that is, make sure the letter to the Ambassador also plainly states that it is being cc’d to the writer’s Member of Parliament.)
The scum which run the Spanish holiday rental scams are not bright nor necessarily Spanish or even based in Spain. They are, however, bright enough to know that victims of their fraud can, as one such scammer once acknowledged, “only complain on the Internet, which gets them nowhere”. What ultimately puts them out of business is not law enforcement but the discomfiture of those at the top of Spain’s government who then exert downward pressure to close those operations, rather than upward pressure from local level authorities.
Thanks for your input Peter.:)
Peter, what would put these scammers out of business (or stop them starting) would simply be for Google, via their Google Adwords, to do basic checks and stop allowing these scammers to pay for adverts which let them appear at the top of searches on common phrases. Their whole scamming operation has worked for 2 years on Google not carrying out basic checks before they let them advertise, then failing to close them down quickly when reported. These websites are cheaply made and hardly ever appear on natural searches. Almost every single person scammed has likely clicked into these scammers websites via a paid for Google Advert, which (if they got paid) Google made a lot of money out of,
https://www.canary-rentalvillas.com/?fbclid=IwAR1OjlRep8-BzqyCBg-niqQEfJHORxdHnqxNk4-yFkLRGUkzjH7SLy5S2Mw is another one. Apologies if this has already been mentioned.
Hi, I’ve booked with https://booking-canaryvillas.com/
It’s two days before we’re supposed to travel and they’re not replying to my emails and now I’ve seen them on your list above. Is this definitely a scam site? What’s your advice?
I have booked with them too could you please let me know how this ended up?
I’m pretty sure I’ve got scammed last week via http://www.canary-rentalvillas.com
Site was reported here yesterday…. Unfortunately too late for me. Hope I will be the last one.
Now that I know it, I’ve put the picture of the villa (which does exist at the adress the scammers gave me before I booked) in Reverse Image search and it appears also on the site spainrentholidays.com, a site that was reported here already in October!
Does anyone ever warns the police (online reporting not possible for this kind of crimes, if I understand the police website correctly)?
Does anyone know how I report the IBAN number (ES36 0239 0806 7133 1307 7723) of the scammers to the bank they use (EVO banco, only a chatbox as contact form on their website, not even an e-mailadress)
The number for the bank for contact on their website is 34 910900900 or try contacting them on their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/EVObanco/
another one waiting in the wings, currently showing name as go4balearic but that could change, same crooks who show Tenerife
Verofab.com and “habytare” (?)
Mentioned upthread nine months back and, more recently, by someone who I think also posed the question on Tripadvisor. The TA thread has two recent posts from people thinking they have also probably been scammed. Do you have any thoughts on this one, Admin?
So no one really knows is this company legitimate or not. Anyway I had reservation booked via Homeaway to one of Habytares villas. I didn’t get any answers from them and started to find out more about this company. I had to close my credit card today beacause I found out that they have tried to charge last payment from my bankacount last mont even though the duedate was end of december. I don’t take the risk that our 13persons group won’t have accommodation when we arrive to Tenerife next month 🙁
But if anyone knows more or have experiences it would be very helpful to hear.
Hi Admin, have a look, oh dear
They’re not members of Abta or any other organisation and the address points to a cafeteria just next to a BP station in Arona and only registered a couple of months ago.
Good find and thanks for your input as always. Much appreciated.
That web address already seems to have become unavailable
Yes, maybe they’ve taken it offline.:)
They moved IP address.
“Here at Lettings in Tenerife”
sound familiar ?
I checked and see they only set up the site a month ago.
Business is listed but was registered in 2003 so I suspect they are using the name as cover and is likely not theirs.
I’ve added the site to our list for now until I get the chance to do more checks.
Copied from TA.
enough said …the return of the Amazing Holiday Villas template (again)
Thanks HD. After checking it, it looks like they buy aged domains that have been parked for a while so that the dates look authentic but the site was only set up recently.
I am open to share my experience and to also enlighten everyone on how i was able to recover my money from a scam broker.
Go on, most will be interested i suppose.
Unless there is a registration fee ….
Algarve house rentals not showing Tenerife, but the same people who do Tenerife scams
more scam villa websites
Did anyone use the booking-canaryvillas.com? is that scam or not?
How do you check this? We got the contract we also spoke by phone with them I know that look suspicious but I dont see anybody complaining their money was stolen by them? I couldn’t find any pic or page was used by them to create fake profile could you please give me some more details if possible?
Copy any descriptions and do a Google search (don’t copy parts with the villa name in as they change them) Or do a Google image search. There are so many examples, 100% scam.
has been copied with the villa name changed from this genuine company
But note when checking they also use the same villas on other of their scam websites, eg
also appears on another one of their scam websites with the same or slightly changed names
So sometimes when you search and find it somewhere else, be careful about contacting them as you may be contacting the same scammers. It is likely there advertising campaigns were shut down quickly, hence not many online “reviews” to be found. Sorry.
ok thank you:(
New large AD campaign, lots of Tenerife apartments, your thoughts..
Domain is an old one which was parked for a long time and only just reactivated 34 days ago. No record of the new site being online before and a reverse proxy is used to mask the IP. Well spotted.:)
And the same wonderful “Payment Protection Policy” – word for word – as on other sites.
Yes, the comical policy wording.:)
Hi, I also have a suspicion it’s a scam. We want to book an appartement in Ibiza and they want the hole amount to be paid at once.
Is it defenitly a scam website?
Hi. Does anyone have expirience with booking a villa on homeaway, Villa Alessandra. Booked the villa, but seen something on tripadvisor about the managers Fab Bale / Habytare that is making me anxious. Habytare have a separate website http://habytare.kigobook.com
Thanks in advance.
We’ve had several comments and messages suggesting that they should be avoided but if you’re using the main booking sites, use their payment system so that you can report potential fraud if it happens but some of the actions reported by previous users seem very suspect.
Same scammers, same template, new name, new Google Advertising campaign, no real effort or money spent on this one, very basic, very easy to spot, but they will still scam some people.
Travel Vacation Tour
Well spotted HD.:)
It used to be a travel blog covering global destinations and the domain was only repurposed a couple of months ago.
The business NIF number is stolen to make the site look legit but like you say, many things point to a scam site, the patterns are all there.
We paid a deposit of 938 euros for a apartment in Fanaby mereverdy resort, since then phone number closed and wii not reply to E mails
What about villas rented thru HomeAway or VRBO?
HomeAway and VRBO are advertising agencies, so anyone can advertise villas with them whether they are genuine or fake. However if you pay directly through their portal payments systems, your money should be covered against fraud.
Hello I have booked up with a company called habytare
Has anybody ever used these or heard of them and are they a scam. If anybody could find any information regarding this company I would be much appreciated.
The company is named HABYTARE
We have our doubts after we checked the info so I would advise you use another service to be sure.
I booked with http://www.holidayapartmentsinspain.com. I signed and I paid € 2500,-. Do I have an apartement half June? Or will I be there with a child and not have something?
Can someone help me?
How did you pay?
I have rented a flat in Barcellona for the end on this month with holidaysapartmentsinspain . I did it in February this year 🙁 do you suggest me to rent a new flat ? My booking is fully gone ?
Have a look, have an opinion?
I’ll take a look as soon as I can.
I’ve booked a villa through tenerifehomeholidays, went to have a look a couple of days ago at the villa and the website and email are now saying site suspended!
After doing much investigating I came across this site which tells me that site is a scam!
As I have the bank details where the deposit was paid is there anything I can do?
The really annoying thing is in March my deposit was returned to me and when I questioned they said the “owner” who I’d paid direct was having trouble with their account and could I pay the money into a different account!
Contact your bank, they might be able to help you.
and this is the same copy of the old website surely ?
It looks like it Richard, well spotted.:)
Being really dim, sorry, is that a genuine website? Yes I see the villa on there that we supposedly booked… much thanks Kirsty
My family and I are about to book this property through Tripadvisor
Manager listed as: Tenerife Lettings (Property Manager Holiday Villas) and they gave me this contact number: 01702 952985
Any info on their legitimacy would be much appreciated
Spain Villas Holiday
No attempt at all to even try to hide that it is a fake villa website, same crooks same template, cheap cheap, cheap copy.
Looks like it’s already disappeared, Richard
The site is still online. Richard pasted a corrupted link.
Have you any knowlegde of https://tenerife-apartments-villas.net
None. No number, no address, nothing on the page convinces me to part with a penny of my money.
In our private conversation I’ve sent to you my contacts and the address. Which I prefer not to make public.
In our conversation you also have reference to reviews from my past guests who’ve come from another well known holiday portal.
Free to let me know in private should you need to know other details or have any other doubts.
Peter from My Tenerife Report and I had a chat in the past to clarify the above.
As mentioned then, it’s to thank you once again for helping Tenerife’s guests with avoiding websites offering non-existing accommodation and not being reliable.
I’m on Home Away, Booking and alike. The website referred is an additional contact point that is to be developed.
Accommodation hosts are also facing scams, unfortunately. And not sharing some of the contacts publicly is an approach to reduce those. Just as My Tenerife Report does.
Legitimate visitors who reach out to me get all the details they require and all the help needed.
Appreciate your understanding and thank you.
Does anyone know this company? Is managed by Sue Bernstein? Is trusting company? Looks like SCAMMING also is owner about other page: https://www.facebook.com/Canary-Island-Escapes-413452955378497/
Where is registered this company, there is no trace in Spain… seems not legal…
We don’t recommend these people. Negative experiences with them and suspicious activity.
We have booked with these guys and seem kosher – anyone know of them ?
Enquiry on – Luxury one bedroom apartment in Altamira apart-hotel, Costa Adeje, on El Duque beach (R1936) @ http://tenerife-apartments-villas.net/apartment/luxury-apartment-altamira-r1936/
We have booked – only asked for 150euros up front and was feeling comfortable but now concerned…any advice? They operate out of Tunido estate agents – Valer – have offered airport pick up and as only 150 euros has changed hands not sure what he has to gain from being scam…am I naive?
Are these the people you contacted?
If they are then why do they need to use a separate domain that has no contact details when they can easily use their main website which gives more confidence to people.
I have booked with tenerife-apartments-villas.net too, as well as stayed at their property already. My intention is to re-book again and I can recommend it.
Just to make everyone aware, Valer has explained the reasoning behind the separate site and I can confirm that it’s legitimate. The separate site is http://tenerife-apartments-villas.net which is part of Tu Nido Tenerife and there is no need to doubt the reason for the separate pages.
Another one from Tripadvisor with prices apparently “too good to be true”.
Website was only established in August. Only a mobile phone number given. Can’t see any T & Cs on the website. On the other hand, there is an address given in Gran Canaria which Streetview indicates is a travel related business.
Any thought’s, Admin?
Listings were copied from Tripadvisor.
No history of their website online either so definitely one to avoid. Thanks John.
Just to correct my previous post, the phone number is landline, not a mobile.
https://relaxintenerife.net is a scam website advertising villas without permission
A post on the Tripadvisor forum from a villa owner indicates that relaxintenerife.com is advertising her/his property without premission.
https://rentalcanary.com/ is another scam website!
I was working hard to arrange holidays in Tenerife for my family (4 kids and my parents).
We paid via bank transfer.
Erico Santana Lucero,
Property Manager supposed to meet us in the airport and he stopped reacting on my emails few days ago.
Website is blocked. No reaction on phone calls.
I’m completely down. We’re still in Amsterdam and supposed to flight tomorrow.
Relax in Tenerife,
HIERREZ & ZANIDEL SL,
Av. Jose Miguel Galvan Bello, 34,
38600, Granadilla de Abona (Santa Cruz de Tenerife),
Thinking of booking a villa with :
which is listed as being run by Intermediador Turistico Tenerife S.L run by Anna del Castillo and registered in Tenerife, with a CIF number of B76653278, she says they manage about 20 properties. I originally found the villa on Homeaway which I know is secure but by booking with this company directly I can save a lots of their fees so just wanted to check the company first please if you can advise.
According to business registration, the company is run by Tatjana Eichner.
Whatever you do, opt to pay by credit card so that you’re covered.
If it’s a legitimate business, they should accept credit cards like all other legitimate businesses.
Thanks I will, do you see anything on the domain name checker to make you suspicious? I see the host website is registered in Germany which makes sense as they seem to have a lot of German guests. There are good reviews on this website and their Home away advert. If I can pay by credit card I will, they seem to offer PayPal, does that offer any protection? But I’d rather not book at all than risk going and not having the property. I can ask who this other person is to see what they say too.Many thanks
Paypal is good and also offers protection.
Thanks, I’ve asked if I can pay by credit card, waiting to hear but they do offer Paypal. Do you see anything on the domain name checker to make you suspicious? They have said Tatjana Eichner is the owner of the company. Thanks
Hello. Can you tell me if tenerifevacationhome.com is a scam site. Thanks
Yes, it’s a scam.
Thanks, how do you know this? Their site is up and running and I have been receiving emails from them about booking properties. Many thanks for your help.
They are listing people’s property to rent without their consent.
I confirm that http://www.canariesholidayvillas.com is a scam : we have lost a lot of money. We booked a nice villa for Christmas 2017 and paid everything because they offered a discount of 10% if we paid in advance. In the past I used to book via the wel known sites like homelidays, abritel without any problem and I didn’t pay attention to the signals this time : no telephone number, property available in July and August at this time of the year,… They answered really quickly when we asked for booking, but now they completely desappeared when I asked my money back.
I really do not understand why the website is still on-line, even after introducing a claim by our local police and asking our bank to check the identity of the “landlord”. Please be careful !
I booked with Eden tour 5200 euros took my money – I have alerted the authorities these people need to be stopped !
This guy is still contacting me and the site still operates a few hours a day to scam another few poor souls can they not be stopped ? have given all detail to fraud squad in uk which he doesent know yet. Sent him details of an account that I don’t use much and never has money This guy said it takes 7 days to return money have asked him for proof that my money is being sent back to me and he said he’s waiting on confirmation from the beneficiary not holding out much hope though
Do an ip search on the incoming email
You’ll see it’s either hidden or from Romania
Or somewhere similar
Could u put the email address or the IBAN no you paid into on the forum?
I have found a website (https://teneholidays.com) to rent a holiday home in Gran Canaria.
Can anybody confirm at the moment if they are legit or not? Thanks
The email address is [email protected]
Traced email ip it’s 220.127.116.11 seems to be U.S based and not responding
The Iban is ES0700490372122810935237 had no contact since Friday
I got got scammed on 26August 2017 with http://www.canarianluxvillas.com Like many I plaid the full amount upfront £1220.00 for a 3 bed villa in Tenerife as I was advised of a 10%discount if I paid the full amount plus security deposit up front. I noticed the account details matched Nationwide building society, I called them to find out if the account was legit, there could not give me personal details but did advise the account belonged with Nationwide. I also asked if there had been any reports about this account, I was told no. It was on 1st September when a forum started on Trip Advisor exposing this website as fake. I re questioned my bank who again couldn’t give me personal information but did advisor me to contact Action Fraud Police. Worried I did it straight away but after making the initial report & adding new information I have still not heard anything back from the Police despite many requests via email. I have since posed many time as various customers to a Raul Mendez who on 3 different occasions gave me 3 new account details 2 more from Nationwide & 1 from Nat west. I went to the finance obeianceman as I believe Nationwide could have assisted me with info such as: advice on the consequences of paying buy bank transfer. Nationwide investigated and advised me the only calls they found on their data base was those made after I made payment. Having made all calls by landline I approached Virgin Media for an itemised bill, but as Nantion wide has a free phone number starting with 0800 they do not keep/retain call logs for free calls. So again I have no further evidence to prove even though I know I made the call before hand, why would I make the call after I found out, That doesn’t make sense. So over a month has now past Nation wide has refused to reimburse me & the action Fraud police have not made any contact with me. So I have lost my money, but still have to find accommodation as I have booked the flights. Sad thing is it was for our family holiday?? My advice to anyone wishing to book villas/ apartments only do it using Credit Card r through a recognised dealership where you have ABTA ATOL protection. Never pay any private person by bank transfer or Debit card.
Luckily, I just stopped my father from using two scam sites.
canarianvillasbooking.com – a lady Francesca is the contact/cheat – cannot believe how professional the website looks
You guys do a great job on here – cannot imagine how it must feel to be conned out of thousands for your holiday rental. I note this site is already listed as being a scam on your website, what worries me is that this scam site is still live and operating. How do I get it taken down?
The other scam brings you to a TripAdvisor page, or what appears to be!! The agent is called Valur Kleist…looks really like a TripAdvisor page – incredible resemblance. For a 5 bedroom luxury villa. These people are the scum of the earth. Please be careful all people looking to rent holiday accommodation. Genuinely shocked how close my father came to getting scammed!!
Have u done online IBAN checker
To see which bank it is?
It is banco Santander in Granada
If u do IBAN checker their phone no appears of the bank
Suggest you phone them and tell the bank you are holding them liable for holding account used for fraudulent activity
And you are reporting them to police and you want a reference no
https://exclusivevillas4rent.com Another SCAM website
Thank you Sean
Hi can you tell me if canariesholidayvillas.com is a scam site, im looking to book with them but have a few concerns. Thanks
It’s a scam site
friends of mine came over a couple of weeks ago after paying over 2000 for this villa no one there to meet them. so they had to find other accommodation
Sorry to hear that Julie, we have it on the list so please help us spread the word by sharing this article. Thanks for letting us know.
looks like they go to sale agents site and use the images from them
http://www.secondhometenerife.com/For sale/Detached House – Villa/Arona/EN_ROA8003.html
Thanks Neil. The site is registered to Filip Hoste and the address is in Adeje so it’s difficult to confirm at the moment if they are legit or not. Domain has been around since 2001 although it doesn’t mean that it’s legit.
I’ll do some digging and see what else I can come up with.
My parents were scammed by a man called James Benson, [email protected] who advertised various apartments in Los Cristianos (possibly other places too). He advertised through Aronasol. He falsely advertised apartments in The Heights.
Sorry to hear that Victoria.
Hopefully this site will be a resource to help others avoid these problems.
Thanks for letting us know.
Thank you, thankfully Suzanne came to the rescue and managed to get us a lovely apartment for our holiday.
These are scam rental sites too
I’ll update the list.
Another SCAM website conning innocent people
I just lost £1900 to http://www.canarianvillasbooking.com
Its a scam to 🙁
These are scam rental sites too
Hello Andrew, you are right, http://www.premierholidaybooking.com is a scam…
Have you evidence that villaswithaview is a scam? We are looking to book with them but haven’t paid yet. Thanks for posting this
I’ve just nearly been ripped off by Juan at VP rentals.
I am looking for term rental, I smelt a rat when he asked for 6 months upfront and €1000 deposit.
Then I googled the company and found it on this site..
Keep up the good work
Just book with this company hoping this is not a scam
as I paid £300 deposit through bank transfer which i read after not to do
company called tenerifevillasonline
We haven’t heard anything bad about them but let us know how you get on Belinda.
We booked through FiveStarsVillaRentals, paid our money, when we landed in Santorini today, no one met us, we were left high and dry after forming out $4500.
What do we do now, the person dealing with us goes by the name of Jerry.
How did you pay Denise?
Try contacting the people you used for payment to see if there is anything they can do.
Is vptenerife.com a scam website?
What websites are legit that we could use?
Thanks a million!!
Hi, recently scammed by amazingholdayvillas – now looking at a UK company called http://www.lanzarotevillachoice.com – has anyone booked with them? Thank you
Has anyone used this website to book a villa? The website seems legit, but I can’t find anything about the company or anything off their website. All the reviews for the villas are 5 star and I can’t find any of the reviewers on any social media platforms. I’ve done my research and come up with nothing good or bad, so I’m wary right now. Can anyone put my mind thank you
After checking the details and history, it looks like a scam site.
They use the same templates as previous scam sites and move from one domain to another. Thanks for the update.Vitalik.
Yes, 100% scam https://www.spainrentholidays.com
It is simply the fake villa website of Amazing Holiday Villas (and others) with a different name. Not even a very good attempt, so many easy to spot errors.
Hi Admin, and what about these two “new companies” … ?
https://www.holidays-canaryvillas.com calling themselves Holiday CanaryVillas
https://booking-canaryvillas.com calling themselves Canary Islands Rentals
Domain names registered on 31 July 2018 and 19 Sept 2018
Villas appear on other websites
I’ll add them both as one of them is using the same logo as associates of mine at https://www.facebook.com/spainholiday/
The other one seems to be a photographic shop in Santa Cruz.
No history online at all which is unusual for any legitimate business.
Many of the listings are taken from https://etenluxury.com
Russian /Romanian scammers.
Using legit Alicante firm’s name.
He ripped us off too. I hope he is so lucky to never come accross us. We will take care of him when we do meet…..
The email address is [email protected]
Traced email ip it’s 18.104.22.168 seems to be U.S based and not responding
The Iban is ES0700490372122810935237 had no contact since Friday
Just got this email from property I booked though home away what should I do???
Further to our telephone conversation concerning the sale of the villa for your above dates.
We are very disappointed with the owner as all bookings have been agreed and we were promised they would be honoured. However our main priority at the moment is finding alternative accommodation for your and your party.
We have the following villas available;
Villa Jasmin http://www.tenerifevillasonline.co.uk/jasmin2.htm at £1240
Villa Tropica http://www.tenerifevillasonline.co.uk/tropica.htm at £1540
Villa Rochelle http://www.tenerifevillasonline.co.uk/rochelle.htm at £1650
Villa Blanca http://www.tenerifevillasonline.co.uk/blanca.htm at £1750
Any monies already paid can be transferred free of charge to your new accommodation. Any balance plus or minus can be adjusted at a later stage.
Please call Shaun on 07495 612475 if you wish to discuss this matter further.
We are getting clients here in Marbella being scammed at the moment by an Adriana Perez Rubia
I had a couple book two villas for their wedding through them and of course have heard nothing since despite coming here and wanting to visit the villas.
They paid a deposit to a Nat West bank account in Hull in the name of Jozef Mylnarcik.
Having looked on this website I can see many villas we use for weddings and of course the prices quoted are a lot less than the actual real rental prices.
Hope this lot get caught.
I am thinking of booking a villa with a company called Tenerife lettings. Does anyone know anything about this company. I found the villa via trip advisor.
My family and I are also looking at a villa from Tenerife lettings (trip advisor) and was wondering if you used them and had a good experience. Getting worried reading about all these scam sites so any info would be much appreciated 🙂
8352407 – their off the leg London registration – completely false.
Check appointments and phone numbers removed from “official” company record.
Fake villa sales company.
Bulgarians, pretending to have Italian names.
I have just been relieved of £1800 by http://www.canariesbooking.com
Are these websites legit please:
I’m shocked by the number of scams!!
We’ve almost been scammed by premierholiday, but didn’t book and saved our money thank to you all!
What can be done to stop them???
http://villaretreats.com/ , http://www.cvvillas.com/ and https://www.spain-holiday.com/ are all ok.
Are they ok or are they a scam
Dermot – see post by Happy Days, upthread a few days ago.
A very obvious fake website. Images copied from genuine sites and flipped over to avoid detection. Just one simple example.
all the images have been stolen from a genuine site and flipped to avoid detection. Just look at the table tennis table, instead of the logo DONIC it is shown flipped and unreadable….
Images all stolen from this genuine website
We have recently been scammed by the website http://www.vptenerife.com. The website seems to have been taken down at the moment and I have contacted the police in Tenerife and in the UK 🙁
Hello Guys , please have a look at this new scam website .. https://www.sunny-spain.com/
The prices are a little bit higher than usual but they have only 7 days of up and running if you look over the domain history so I am afraid the are getting up again .
Report this scammers !!
http://www.seasideluxuryrentals.com — 100% SCAM WEBSITE — REPORT TO GOOGLE
Thanks for letting us know Erdie.
They are not specific to Tenerife but I’m sure these people are all connected in some way.
Hi, how do you know this site is fake? I have booked a house with them this summer:/ Thanks in advance.
We have alao booked a house via seasideluxuryrentals for this summer. Payed about 3400 euro to a company called free summer holidays SL. Thankful for more information so we can take legal action before our holiday begins.
We have also made a booking via seasideluxuryrentals for this summer. Everything seemed so serious and we thought we were careful. We’ve paid 3400 euro to “the owners” FREE SUMMER HOLIDAYS SL. Would be grateful for more information so we can take legal action before our holiday begins.
And who would you take legal action against ? the scammers don’t have an address or a company, they could be anywhere in the world and just run a website with copied images and text from genuine websites, contact is by email and have set up numerous bank accounts which they swiftly close. The authorities could catch them with a few sting operations but no-one seems interested. Sorry to hear about this. Presumably you have contacted your Bank to see if they can get the money back – sometimes the scammers wait a few days before taking the money out.
sunny-spain.com certainly looks iffy. Website only established in recent days and payment required by bank transfer.
On the other hand, I see nothing obviously iffy on the website of seasideluxuryrentals.com. Website established some years back, for example. I assume Erdie is the person who posted on Tripadvisor’s Tenerife forum about both companies. Over there. I’ve asked for more info that’s led her/him to conclude these are actually scammers.
I contacted villaswithaview.com today in order to book a 7bedroom villa for 2weeks next christmas.
The price was really good, so i asked would it be possible to see the property in advance, like today, because i’m actually in Tenerife right now. Which is actually true.
Have not got answer yet, i can update here when i get something from them. If
i get anything.
The reason i am suspicious is they did not give any street Address in their page, just the area.
And the price was just “too low”. Plus i also found this in sale, using kyero.com website. With same pictures….
Regarding the response i got initially, they gave me name and phone number as below
Matteo Ramos Cruz
Tel 34 902 01 83 99
I rented a condo in Destin Fl from Daniel A Young atleast I thought that was his name. Now i see his name is Bill James Fleming. I see he is on a scammer list. I sent him a deposit in Oct 30 thru paypal. How do I get my money back.
I have ask him for a refund and to cancel. have not heard from him.
Thank you, admins.
I’m a bit puzzled though.
On the site Spain-holiday.com there are couple villas handled by a couple with their own website: celestialvillasmallorca.com
Their tourism licence appears as pending and none of the villas are already booked for 2018.
Is this ‘normal’?
Thank you for your great job in helping us stay safe from scammers
Thanks for letting us know Crina.
We’ll check it out later but in the meantime, look for another service so that you avoid any potential problems.
Having been relieved of £2100 by villaswithaview I have tried every avenue to find out what I can do to prevent this happening to anyone else,in the last few days two more people have been caught out ……….. one turned up at the villa today. Can you suggest anything ? My bank Santander are not interested,the website host are not interested,I have posted everywhere I can think of,what else can I do ? Is there a police fraud section anywhere ? Can you track them in any way?
Same bunch of crooks as several exposed now pretending to be :-
Luxury holiday lifestyle
Not even bothered to flip images, eg all these images
stolen/copied from here
a very poor fake villa website
Hi. Is luxury holiday lifestyle a con or okay??
Thanks Happy Days.:)
no worries, keep up the good work
Just another BIG SCAM WEBSITE http://www.bookinglists.com Tenerife, Majorca, etc.. all Spain holidays place .. SCAM
There are some tools that would really help with finding out more information about domains being used by scammers for fake rental sites but some of them cost as much as $99 per month and as much as I want to help by frustrating the efforts of these scammers and helping people avoid losing their holiday money, I don’t have the facility to start paying and doing all this for free.
This is where the scammers ultimately win because the authorities can’t do their job and is left to individuals who can’t finance one man crusades.
You’re doing what you can. This is an important site alerting people to possible/probable scammers. But the job of catching and prosecuting them lies with the authorities – the problem is knowing which authorities in which countries are the relevent ones. But keep doing what you’re doing
Iv just returned from Adeje in Tenerife. Our Villa did not exist. premierholidaybooking.com
Property ID Selene Costa Adeje
This sight looks so good! The person booking reply’s to all emails, sounds reputable and does everything by email. Bank transfer. He signs himself Alba Klazina .
If I hadn’t have been so busy before Xmas I would have spotted a few things in hindsight I can see now!
I’m home now and this is still live on the web!
How do we get these sights down??? Iv reported mine to Fraud Squad and my bank at the time and will be sending link to anyone I can think of!
I lost £1760 and feel absolutely sick! Everything seemed ok at the time! Please let me know if anything else I can do
I booked villa with them before Christmas too and paid full price plus deposit as they were giving us the 10% discount for paying up front. My concern is that I have scanned a copy of my passport to them. Have any of you done that too?
Thank you for your good work! How good site is this!
I really hope this company is not a joke:
Rentals in tenerife
Never heard of them.
Not registered as a business in Spain according to database.
Domain registered to someone in Basingstoke and Isle of Man.
Hi can u tell me if homeaway website is a scam.
HomeAway is fine.
trading as LetSpain Villas doing Ibiza Mallorca and Menorca but they are the same crooks who do Tenerife as well
Very obvious scam website, easy to spot, eg
Their so called Villa Jimena
Just been copied from this genuine website
Another one for your list
Group Travel Plus
simply the spainrentholidays.com website with a new name
Thanks HD, will add it soon.
New poster here. I’ve been looking at
I believe this to be a scam site as ALL properties are really beautiful, but also extremely cheap. Some of them are direct copy/paste from other sites such as https://www.spainrentholidays.com and
The descriptions on all 3 of these sites are exactly the same – word for word, and use the same photographs.
to book they ask for 50% up front plus the damage deposit, and insist that all payments are made by bank transfer.
Am I being overly suspicious? Does anyone know of https://www.spainelegantrentals.com/Tenerife.php ? I’d be grateful for any info – good or bad.
Thanks for this excellent site.
https://www.spainrentholidays.com and https://booking-canaryvillas.com are number 48 and 50 on our list of scam sites at the top of the page.
https://www.spainelegantrentals.com also looks like a scam site and was only created 21 days ago. No history, no nothing and fake information.
elegant rentals at the above website have just copied villas from genuine sites, scam
Can anyone confirm for definite that Villaswithaview in Tenerife are a scam.I have lost over £2100 if they are,I have searched IBANS and I.P. addresses but no definite info’ to convince me one way or the other.
I would say they are…….
As below you can find sale info about the 7bedroom villa in Costa Adeje from Clear Blue Skies real estate agent.
Villaswithaview is renting the same villa, furnished. As you can see, info below tells same villa is under construction….unfurnished, unfinished.
And they told me it’s furnished and they have customers in there as we speak. So that cannot be true.
Call to clear blue sky and you get the answer.
“A magnificent villa built over three floors and consisting of 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms (5 en suite) Boasting a grand entrance hall, bright and spacious lounge, dining area and large separate kitchen. Also benefitting from an enormous basement (781m2) which houses an independent apartment/staff quarters, 10 car garage, bodega, gym and cinema room. Total of 369m² living space on the ground floor and 261m² on the first floor. Marble floors throughout, lift, pre-installation for air-conditioning and solar panels, aluminium doors and windows. Roof terrace with panoramic view, beautiful garden and large private pool. The house is fully constructed however the last finishings will be left to the taste of the new owner giving the chance to have a totally personalized luxury property. Price as is 3,800,000€ or 4,500,000€ including last finishings. Exclusive area, close to shops, restaurants and golden sandy beaches.”
Thanks for posting! Was just looking at villas on this site and was considering booking. Thank you!
Anyone know anything about advantage holidays ??
I just received a call from clearblueskies. They are selling Villa in Fanabe area, which i posted above.
7bedroom, 9 bathroom etc.
They said it is definitely not for rent. So atleast that villa is 100% sure scam for renting use.
Sorry to hear if you lost your money with villaswithaview.
Thanks for taking the time to reply.I seem to be in a circular trap at the moment,I sent them an email with a different name asking for the dates we booked etc, and they replied saying the dates were not available,villa already booked.I asked for detail where the villa is,(Costa Adeje Golf,) and they sent the name of the road which is wrong name,they also said the owner would email us the detail three days before we leave on the 19th.
Checked every possible angle so now it looks like finding out next week if we have been stuffed.Amazing really but I guess these things are sent to teach us a lesson
I just got scamed via https://ppriorholidays.com
They Are still online and oder Great Houses! I Had a nice booking Chat with the Original E-Mail [email protected] but when I arrived at villa Los Christianes beach id:9200 with my 2 Kids but Nobody was there and the villa was already rented out to another Partie. I had to pay the Full amount before my Arrival and everything is gone still! I received an email that they will refund if i Five them my Bank Details!!!!! Police says that this is the way they try to get even more Money out of your Account. I gave them another Bank Details from a friend but no refund!!!!
Hello, 100% scam website . https://www.bookinglists.com . Sure, nobody answers the contact phone , and it is a mobile phone number that is bought for just 5 euros … very cheap Rental prices in http://www.bookinglists.com , houses and villas all copied from other web pages.
please use abta/atol companies they do exist.
Hello, now I am dealing with holidays-canaryvillas.com
They really looks like real agency, nothing shows that they are scam. How could i check them?
What on earth makes you think they are genuine ??
They use a mobile phone, their website name was only registered on 19 Sept 2018, do any Google image search on their villas and you can find where the real ones are, loads of examples,
EG this villa they advertise
They have just copied the images from this genuine company and changed the name
We had multiple phone conversations and brilliantly they got us booking thru them and transferred 2,312 EUR as a deposit. They sent a rental contract with pictures and ID 52720756H for the property manager Manuel Ramos Soria and agent Rocio Munoz Ramirez ID 21010595A. It did not occurred to us that this huge scam is happening in the Canary Islands. I believe that all those webs are the same mafia with different names. This must be stopped. Are the Spanish authorities doing anything? How do we report this scam to the police. We already did it with our bank in NY. We also called the bank CAIXA BANK S.A. in Valencia where we transferred the funds and there is no way to talk to anybody only a recording. It is shameful this entire thing. A disgrace for the Spanish tourism!!. How do we report this scam to the Tourist Board or any entity in charge of the Tourism in the Canary Islands.?
You need to buy some software to do some checks so I don’t know if you want to spend a few hundred dollars just to check one website.
The site is on our list and if you still feel you need to check then I don’t think we can help you.
So it seems that this page belongs to the same people http://www.booking-canaryvillas.com/ and https://rentalcars-canary.com
Ofice address ( Imeldo Serís, 57, 3C, 38003, Santa Cruz, Tenerife – Spain) and phone number were the same, but now it is changed.
I was just about to book a lovely villa in Majorca with fincas-tempo when I reflected that prices are a bit too good to be true and on top of that a 10% discount was being offered on what is very low price in th first place-still a lot of money though so I thought I should check further. I noticed that there’s no address on the website only a phone number. IP address regs in USA and only 2 months old. Then I find your forum and see the comments. The amount of fake websites is just incredible. I feel so sorry for all of you who have been scammed. Thank you so much to the contributors on this forum, I am really grateful.
Admin, new advertiser, new domain, mobile number, you come across anything ?
No HD but scam signs are all there.;)
Adding it to the list.
Balearics, but same people who have scam Tenerife websites. Style is straight from the Amazing Holiday Villas website you exposed earlier
We used http://estateluxuryhomes.com. It’s a scam.We booked a villa for our Christmas holidays and paid everything upfront back in May.
We have lost £1800. We have filed a complain with the bank and with the police as well and will go to the police station once in Tenerife to investigate further. These people should not get away with this.
I have got to Group Travel Plus former Spanish rentals holiday escapes sl via hometogo.com then everystay.com, Hometogo.com advised they are only working with verified companies, well it was not the case. To be honest i am quite shocked to see so many people scammed and no feedback from someone that the police did something at any time.
another fake villa website and not even a good one, don’t be fooled by the old domain registration, these crooks now wait to transfer old domains. Simple image searches will expose these people
Thanks Happy Days.
We’ll take a look into it.
I think this is a new style scam reported on Tripadvisor. The scammer says he is Shawn Marco Spencer.
He advertises properties through Tripadvisor (so the victims money is genuinely safe). But then, just before the due date, he says the luxurious villa is no longer available, but he can offer a place at a much lower quality at almost the same price (i.e. – what would now be very expensive for such a place).
The OP on the Tripadvisor thread says that the guy’s photo is a fake and the original villa couldnt be found.
I have just been scammed out of £4200.00 by http://www.luxuryVillaLifestyle.com
“Adriana Perez Budia”
Property Manager Luxury Holiday Lifestyle
Villa Specialist LUXURY HOLIDAYS SL
C/ Comunera Maria Pacheco 52 Bl.5 Bajo B
29640 Fuengirola Malaga Spain
They have stopped answering my emails but when my partner tried to book the same villa at the same time they replied to her immediately.
DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE
Steven unfortunately the same happened to us via the same website. If only I saw your post beforehand. Did you have any luck getting your money back?
Steven, I think you mean http://www.luxuryholidaylifestyle.com
luxury holiday lifestyle
and this one, same website as LetSpain Villas
Home Rent In Spain
Very obvious scam fake website
Hello, what is known about this page http://www.holiday-on-tenerife.co.uk
Can we trust them? What do you think?
I see they’ve been registered for several years. They seem legitimate but I’ve never heard of them or know of anyone who has used them before.
If you decide to use them, make sure not to pay with bank transfer. Use a payment that is protected against fraud.
https://www.premierholidaybooking.com/ another scam website
Thought you’d like to know that there are a couple of threads running on the Tripadvisor Tenerife forum linking to your site, as showing the most comprehensive list of scam websites. Contributors there are “bumping” the threads every day to keep them on the first page of the forum list. Hopefully, if new websites are mentioned there, someone will come and notify you.
It’s nice to know that it’s a collective effort and hope it will make a difference in helping to stop people falling for these scam sites.
Admin – a message of encouragement. We are one of the many people you have saved from being scammed. We were about to pay by bank transfer for a villa in Tenerife when we read your list of scammers. Shocked to learn that the website we were booking through was one of the scam websites! But relieved to learn about it before we paid… So ‘Thank You’ for all of your efforts. We subsequently booked with a reputable agent, enjoyed week on the island, and remain grateful to you.
Thanks for your kind words.:)
Estate Luxury Home
Same crooks running other websites. Do not be fooled by it being a domain established in 2009, that makes no difference. The crooks wait for an old unwanted domain name to expire then transfer it to them, very easy to do.
This is frankly a very poor fake website, simply a copy and paste from other ones. Very easy to find the real villas on other sites they have simply copied images and descriptions from.
If it wasnt so serious, they’d be a laugh.
The website warns people not to pay by cash, cheques made out to cash, Western Union “as these methods are preferred by criminals”. So, they ask for payment by bank transfer!!
It’s hilarious John.
Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
I am so glad I found you guysWas considering a booking with Estate Luxury Home but thought it was strange that every July date I asked for was available! Emailed ‘maria’ about negative TripAdvisor reviews and she said they were aware of them and directed me to this link. http://empresite.eleconomista.es/DIVISION-COMERCIAL-HOLIDAYS-TOURS.html
I have asked her to all me but nothing yet!!!
Just about to send payment for an apartment in Ibiza:
Asking for a bank transfer with contact through the following email address:
I see this could be a scam website from the previous comments? Am I correct?
I have already sent over details such as name, address, phone number and copy of front of drivers license and signed a lease aggreement they asked me to sign and send back. Am i correct in thinking this is a scam and what are my options from here?
Ask the owner her opinion
Hi, im on the same boat, I have tried to book an apartment through this website, have been asked to send exact same details, payment is through bank transfer (sounds dodgy to me) compared to other apartments with a 10% discount if you book in less thank 24 hours it works out way cheaper than any other apartment on websites such as booking.com etc. I have decided to not risk my money for this website as I cannot tell wether it is a scam or not. I would stick to booking on popular websites such as Homeaway.com or booking.com in order to avoid last minute frustration & spending more money. When you are on the website it seems bugged also they contain hyperlinks to Facebook, Twitter etc etc. However when you press on it it redirects to the booking page. In my opinion I would avoid this website:
http://www.grouptravelplus.com being reported on Mallorca forum has Canaries properties .
On our list at #54.
Sad story happen to me as well I have booked a holiday 1th on March for one week and have paid 1450e.do anyone knows we have chance to get money back or not?
How did you pay?
Bank transfer I wish to pay by PayPal but they won’t agree with that.
That’s a pity. You can’t reverse a bank transfer. You can try contacting your bank but I doubt they’ll do anything. Never pay like that unless you trust and know the person.
I replied to one of the reported frauds yesterday. I do not see it on your blog.
We had the same scam with Holidaycanararyvillas. They requested 50% plus the deposit for the month and a half between Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote. We booked 3 villas en the 3 different islands. All thru these scammers. Almost ready to go, No more web and no more phone calls or number that reply. They sent us rental contracts with their names and IDs….We called our bank in NY and today the Caixa Bank in Valencia. We are sending bank transfer details. I have not been able to report this scam to the authorities of Spain. Please give us some coordinates to do so. This should stop. It is shameful for the tourist industry of Spain!
Try this link:
Not our usual sort of scam but there’s a Tripadvisor discussion underway which alleges that island based Ocean Management may be up to no good with folk’s deposits, etc. Facts seem unclear but it may be worth readers taking extra care if they are thinking of renting through this company. Just in case the “worst” is actually true.
And according to another Tripadvisor thread, there seems to be some alleged shenanigans with the Suites at Beverly Hills, in Los Cristianos. It’s reported that a couple of people have booked with them, had confirmationand the the hotel has denied all knowledge. Most odd.
Seems to be continuing issues with habytare and Fab Bale, as recently report on an ongoing TripAdvisor thread – https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187479-i153-k12116613-o10-Fab_Bale_Habytare-Tenerife_Canary_Islands.html
Very poor business practice at best. And, at worst….?
Thanks John, certainly very suspicious behaviour and definitely best avoided.
Looks like another possible victim of whatever are the “goings on” with the Suites at Beverley Hills in Los Cris
I’m thinking of booking a villa, it is advertised on TripAdvisor and holiday lettings and has good reviews, the lady Elena has said I can pay her direct using paypal for a cheaper price, €800 deposit and the rest when we arrive at the villa, she also has her own website http://www.tenerifevillas.rent
Has anyone come across this?
The website is incomplete and there is no physical address. Reviews on TA look legit and Paypal offers payment protection through their system.
different template this time
Is http://www.staytenrife.co.uka scan website – they also go under Evolve Resorts?
Sorry I spelt it wrong http://www.staytenerife.co.uk is correct
Fantastic service you are providing for hard working , mabye not so web savvy holidaymakers .
Keep up the good work and help guys
Hi Any one know if https://luxvilla.rent/ is a scam.
They asked me to pay via Bank Transfer to a Swiss Bank account & company registered in Britsih Virgin Islands.
All very questionable. The offer was too good to be true – so I didnt pay. But odd thing is that the dates and availability of the property on Air B&b was updated almost instantly when I did my provisional booking direct – so more than a clone – as they wouldnt know that I had taken these dates?
was this genuine?
No. Looks suspicious and best to avoid.
Hi from the Tripadvisor Tenerife forum.
Just to let you know we are now back linking to your new home. I’m afraid we’d lost btouch with you when you moved here.
Hey John, thanks for letting me know. I’ve responded on your post on Tripadvisor and thanks again for keeping up the interest in identifying scam sites.
These sites are basically identical and for sure a scam:
The sites were only registered in August. Tricky thing: the company name and registration and ID actually exist for real estate businesses. The real company is however registered under a different address than the ones stated on the websites. This is definetly a scam as one of their listings has completly different prices on the different sites while the actual property is for sale with an real estate agent.
Thanks Simon. I’ll take a look a little bit deeper later on and update you.:)
Three more probable scam sites, reported on our Tripadvisor thread:
Our contributor, Simon, has done some research and reports that “The sites were only registered in August. Tricky thing: the company name and registration and ID actually exist for real estate businesses. The real company is however registered under a different address than the ones stated on the websites. This is definetly a scam as one of their listings has completly different prices on the different sites while the actual property is for sale with an real estate agent.”
Thanks John. Looks like they’re starting up again. Google ads will be the place to look for new ones as the AI on Google seems more interested in revenue than getting rid of fraud.:)
Hello! Can you help me please? I have some doubts about the rental of the villa I have booked. I have an ED Refnr and a license number . Unfortunately, I can’t check it myself.
Hello! Can you help me please? I have some doubts about the rental of the villa I have booked. I have an ED Refnr and a license number . Unfortunately, I can’t check it myself.
on your website I just found out that I booking-canaries.com is a scam. I booked a villa through them in October. Is there anything I can do to get my money back?
Looking foreward to your answer,