200 tourists scammed with nonexistent hotel rooms in Rome


Scammers lived in luxury by tricking hundreds of tourists, mostly from other countries, into paying for hotels in Italy that did not exist, cops said.

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Scammers in Italy tricked hundreds of tourists into booking nonexistent hotels, then stole their credit card information to pay for their own luxury lifestyle, authorities said.

The scammers created online profiles for hotels and tourist facilities in Rome that did not exist, then posted these profiles on various hotel reservation sites, according to a Tuesday, Dec. 13, news release from Italy’s State Police Headquarters in Rome.

More than 200