Krystal Resort scam prevention team members say that the method of transportation that is favored by some travelers is a rental car. When you have a car, you are in control of where you are going and when you will get there. It is a great way to see areas that are far away from where you are staying as you are traveling. It is also an opportunity for a scam artist to take advantage of travelers.
One of the most common rental car scams is when a person is offered the chance to use the car or motorcycle of a local alert the members of the Scam Avoidance Team. The local will say that they do not need the car that day and will be willing to let you use it for a price. The price will be lower than a rental car company and many people decide to try it. There are a few things that can happen suggest the members of Krystal Resort.
- The offer can be legitimate and you are able to use a car for a low price.
- The offer is a scam and the car breaks down soon after you start to drive it. The local will tell you to take it to a specific mechanic who will say the repairs will be costly. The local will expect you to pay for the repairs for the vehicle he needs to have to get to work.
- The local will say that you damaged the car when you try to return it and will demand that you pay for the damages.
Krystal Resort scam prevention team members say that the solution to this scam is fairly simple. It is much safer and better to rent a car or motorcycle from a legitimate rental car agency rather than a local on the street.