FIRE EXTINGUISHER SCAM
Contributor / 2012-05-09 20:14:04
Can you advise your readers of yet another scam that appears to be doing the rounds. This one especially affects small shops, bars/cafes, offices and the like. A couple of officially dressed men walk in and say they have come to check the Fire Extinguishers, which they remove from the premises and return shortly afterwards with new extinguishers.
Another man again with official looking badge and documentation comes in at this time and writes out a Factura, demands payment and says that the official documentation will be delivered in a couple of days time. Then, as in our case, another company comes in a couple of weeks later with the purpose of doing the same thing. Only this time this is the genuine article and the man advises that the extinguishers we now have are useless, so now we have to purchase new extinguishers.
I checked at the Ayuntamiento and they did not appear to be aware of this scam.
Shop owner, Playa Flamenca