The Guardia Civil have arrested fifteen people in Málaga and Granada as the alleged members of an organisation that swindled 130 people by means of fraudulent gas revisions.
Guardia Civil officers have arrested two workers from a gas company who not only carried out a ‘gas inspection’ for an exorbitant fee but also returned to relive an 84-year-old man of €3,000 in cash.
Bogus gas inspectors have been making the rounds in Torrox Costa, looking to fleece the unwary of their hard-earned money.
Be aware and alert, there are a number of ‘gas inspectors’ making their way from door to door in Nerja at the moment, just don’t let them in. The upcoming summer season will no doubt see more of these individuals crawling out of the woodwork.
After an investigation lasting two years, the National Police have broken up an organisation of so-called gas inspectors who created a network of 60 fake companies and cheated nearly 2,000 people throughout Spain, mainly targeting the elderly, disabled and tourists.
There have apparently been a number of complaints made during the past few days relating to bogus gas inspectors visiting homes in Nerja. As the busy summer season approaches, these sorts of incidents will only increase as unscrupulous individuals seek to take advantage of the unwary. see Gas Installations
Bogus gas inspectors are once again on the prowl, going from door to door, so do make sure you don’t get taken in. See Gas Inspections. The golden rule is don’t let them in, however persuasive they may sound, as it could cost you a fortune.
It often seems that when a crackdown occurs further down the coast – timeshare, gas inspectors etc – it only takes a day or two until there is an outbreak in Nerja. Bogus gas inspectors were rounded up in Marbella and suddenly the ‘inspectors’ are going door to door in Nerja. Don’t get caught. See Gas Installations.
Several bogus ‘gas inspectors’ have been doing the rounds recently in Nerja, some of them being quite persistent. One called at my door last week. Just remember the golden rule for anyone turning up on your doorstep talking about gas inspections, revisions and the like: DON’T LET THEM IN. Don’t be swayed by talk of ‘it’s the law’, ‘compulsory’ or …
‘Gas Inspectors’ are on the prowl at the moment in Nerja, so do be aware and DON’T LET THEM IN. The one who called at my door today wasn’t even sure if I even had gas!…see Gas Installations…