There was an item on last night’s news about someone who is running a scam in connection with the FIFA Football World Cup here.
He is advertising accommodation in school hostels in South African cities for visitors to the World Cup matches.
This would be a good economical way to stay here to see the matches except for the fact that the schools have no knowledge of him, no contracts with him.
One school manager is afraid that people will turn up and find there is no booking for them, that the hostels are closed for the holidays or occupied by others – schools are popular venues for conferences during vacations.
As the man has an Italian name I wonder if he is aiming his marketing at Italian soccer fans through the Italian press.
The company is called Hostival and the man’s name Giacovazzi.
Is there a way you could spread the word that this is a crooked offer?
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