- Report: #1056188
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Complaint Review: Smart Holiday Rental
Smart Holiday RentalFlat 3 Midwintr Ct 78, Harrrow London UK Harrow, London, Other United Kingdom
Smart Holiday Rental Smart Holiday Rentals is nothing but a Smoke and Mirrors Company. They are scam artisst and do not exist ! Harrow, London Nationwide
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Smart Holidays Rental Company represents itself as a professional and what seems to be a ligitament company including a full color webpage with personal testimonials and agents photo's and discriptions.
The properties are presented with full discriptions and color picture layouts. It includes property map location and addresses. (I believe that this information must be cut and pasted from a real agents page)
You are to email the owner/agent (very common with apartment rentals in Europe) You are then contact by email by the "so called" agent/property manager. Some email corresponding is done. A price is quoted. Then you fill and return a rental agreement. Once received by the representative you are giving wire transfer information as where to wire the funds. (Also a very commom practice in Europe).
Once the wire transfer is complete you are notified that the funds have been received along with a confirmation number.
After this there was no more email contact. After two weeks of no response by either email or phone message. I contacted my bank to have the wire transfer reversed only to find that the company had closed the account. Hence leaving me ripped off for $800.00.
So travelers beware of this, from what I am finding out, a very common scam !!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/04/2013 05:44 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Smart-Holiday-Rental/Harrow-London-Other/Smart-Holiday-Rental-Smart-Holiday-Rentals-is-nothing-but-a-Smoke-and-Mirrors-Company-T-1056188. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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