Foreign fans rent rooms in non-existent Nizhny Novgorod hotel
Law enforcement agencies have already initiated a check into this fact.
Foreign fans who had come to Russia for the world football championship have fallen victims to scammers by booking rooms in a non-existent hotel in Nizhny Novgorod, the press service of the region’s Department of Tourism Development reports.
Information about the incident appeared earlier in social networks, where it concerned several tourists from Sweden and Argentina.
They booked rooms at the Savinn Hotel, which allegedly was located on Alekseevskaya Street in the heart of the city. But when the fans arrived in the city, they did not find a hotel with such a name at the specified address. It is specified that when booking the rooms, they used one of the international reservation systems.
The regional department explained that foreigners were assisted in selecting alternative accommodation options.
To recall, four matches of the world football championship, which takes place in Russia from June 14 to July 15, are held in Nizhny Novgorod.