How it works:
- Like in other European countries (e.g. Ireland, Scotland, Spain), there have been many stories of rental car scams in Montenegro.
- The most common scam that is carried out is to charge an inflated repair fee for non-existent damage (e.g. something that can be attributed to wear and tear) or pre-existing damage that is not caused by you. Such “damage” is usually hidden (under the bumper), and if the staff can point this out easily/rightaway, it is probably a scam – i.e. the company would keep charging the same repair fee for every subsequent customer but not repair it.
Places to beware:
What to do:
- Rent from a reputable shop or from an online agent/aggregator like AutoEurope (over 60 years of experience) which will help you in case you face any issues.
- Thoroughly inspect your vehicle before use and take photos and videos as evidence. Read the terms and conditions of the insurance contract carefully. Do not hand over your passport as collateral.At the point of returning the car, take photos and videos again to serve as proof in case need.
- After your trip, check that your deposit has been refunded.