VILLA SCAM: British family may be latest victim of Costa Blanca holiday con

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HOLIDAY CON: A party of 18 people were planning on travelling to the Costa Blanca. Photo: Shutterstock & Dream Villas Spain


A FAMILY believe that they may be victims of a villa scam after booking a month’s stay in a top-notch villa in Moraira.

According to British press, a party of 18 people were planning on travelling to the Costa Blanca and “wanted to have a large family holiday”.

Mother of two, Petra, claims to have paid £5,000 up front for a month’s holiday via Dream Villas Spain but they have not answered her phone calls, emails or requests for a refund.

She explained that all was fine at first, but it soon went quiet.

They shortly became suspicious after reading an online article about a family who had been affected by the same company.

Petra contacted the company, which said that everything was fine, to ask for their money back but they haven’t heard anything since.

She said: “I want others to be aware of what could happen and triple-check everything.”

She said that the family had lost the villa and they were now attempting to get their money back from the flights.

Petra has reportedly contacted Action Fraud, which is looking into the case.

The company’s website is still active and offers hundreds of villas, promoting “a dream holiday experience”.

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