How it works:
- You may be tempted by shops which advertise electronics (e.g. iPad) at good prices.
- If you try to buy, you will be asked to fill in many personal particulars. A photo of you will also be taken with the iPad to show that it works.
- After you make payment however, the salesman will refuse to hand the iPad over. He insists it can only be given to you 24 hours prior to your departure for home, claiming this is due to “airport tax reasons” and time needed to help you install the necessary software.
- If you haven’t realize, you will not get the iPad. It was simply used as a trojan horse to get your personal particulars and credit card information.
Places to beware:
- Benidorm: Benidorm Old Town
- Fuerteventura: Morro del Jable
- Gran Canaria: Amadores, PlayaPuerto Rico, Yumbo Centrum
- Tenerife: Troya Beach
What to do:
- If something is too good to be true, it is.
- Buy from reputable shops, or you can engage a local professional via a shopping tour. GetYourGuide (best day tours platform in Europe) – has some popular ones.