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Canary Islands tourists warned over ‘shocking scam’ that could eat up holiday budget

by Staff

A Brit based in the Canary Island of Tenerife has warned tourists about a fiendish “all-inclusive” scam.

Kevin, who appears on YouTube under the name Scotsman in Tenerife, claims unscrupulous holiday reps working in league with the nightclub owners were offering a “too good to be true” deal.

He fell for the scam himself at one point, but the particular club running it at the time has since closed down. “They used to tell you it was something like €20 (about £17) to get into a nightclub,” he explained. “This is not Ibiza, they should be offering you money to come into their nightclubs.”

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The scam is particularly targeted at younger fun-seekers(Image: Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

“They’ll tell you it’s around €90 or something ridiculous for an all-inclusive package and say ‘listen guys, do you want to go to this nightclub later on?… I can sell you a package where you can get four or five drinks or about €30 or €40.’

But, according to Kevin, there is of course a catch. He explained: “The first catch is you need to go really early – at some ridiculous time like 9 or 10pm when nobody’s in there apart from the people who have bought the package.”

The reps promise that they will “save you a fortune” because the entry price of the club alone is half the price of the all-inclusive pass. But Kevin says they have “hugely inflated” the price of entry and once midnight rolls around then most of the clubs start offering free entry.

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