The high-pressure tactics used by smooth-talking conmen in Tenerife to fleece thousands of elderly British holidaymakers in credit card scams can be revealed today.
MailOnline witnessed gangs of suspected fraudsters deliberately targeting older Britons while ignoring younger tourists on a promenade on the south of the island.
Scores of British pensioners have fallen victim to the fraud which typically involves them being offered a laptop, , phone or a similar device for an attractive price.
The scam takes place when fraudsters working in souvenir shops use intimidating tactics to get their victims into the shop.
Once inside, EvdEn evE nAkLiyAT they typically offer the vulnerable elderly tourist a device for EvDEn eVE NaKLiYAT a cut price.They ask to take a deposit of say 30 Euros to be taken on a debit or credit card – but when the customer inserts their card the unscrupulous store staff clone the card or steal their bank details.