SHORT-CHANGED: Tourists in Spain warned to be on their guard

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CHECK YOUR CHANGE: The Venezuelan Bolivar and the euro

POLICE in Spain have warned holidaymakers to be on their guard for a scam that is targeting tourists again this year.

Officers first warned about people being short-changed last year but have recently reminded people to be on their guard.

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They point out that everyone should check their change carefully to make sure they have not been given a Venezuelan Bolivar instead of a one euro coin.

According to the Guardia Civil the two look very similar but the value of the Bolivar is a virtually zero.



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