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RGP work with Spanish police to stop ‘scams’ at the frontier

Foreign motorists crossing the frontier are again being targeted by fraudsters attempting to charge an fee for visitors entering the Rock.

This is not the first time this scam has taken place on Spanish soil, but scammers target tourists who do not know the area and are none the wiser.

Recent reports have again emerged following the scams revival in La Linea where a person dressed in plain clothes will approach cars in the queue coming into Gibraltar and ask for a monetary fee to enter.

The Royal Gibraltar Police says it is working with the Spanish authorities to ensure this crime is curbed.

“I can confirm that the Royal Gibraltar Police is aware of the illegal activities taking place at the frontier on the Spanish side prior to motorists entering Gibraltar,” an RGP spokesman said.

“We are working together with Spanish Law Enforcement Agencies to address this by sharing intelligence and information of the identified individuals.”

None of the scammers have targeted those in the Gibraltar side of the frontier when entering Spain.


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