United States: Niagara Falls hotel under investigation for overcharging Ecuadorian tourists

Posted on July 22, 2013 • Filed under: Tourist Scam, United-States

Buffalonews.com reports that city police are probing the business practices of a couple of local companies after a Spanish-speaking Ecuadorean tourist was reportedly charged $257 for a one-night stay at a Niagara Falls Boulevard motel Saturday night. The woman checked into a motel around 8 p.m. Saturday and, despite signs in front of the business proclaiming rooms available for $25.99 per night, was charged $257 on her credit card, police said. She became afraid after seeing some suspicious-looking people hanging around the motel, according to reports, and walked to a nearby business to call police. Read article

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