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Kirsty Maxwell, death probe judge calls Spanish police to Court

Kirsty Maxwell balcony death probe judge calls Spanish police involved in case to court in surprise move. It is not clear if the move is linked to a new development in the judicial investigation – or a bid by Spanish authorities to try to protect themselves against more criticism from Kirsty’s family. The judge probing…
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Crime in Benidorm

Crime in Benidorm Crime happens here in Benidorm the same as it does everywhere in the world, but it can have even more of an impact when people are on holiday, make sure you are fully insured to help lessen any financial losses. You will find all the information you need on any aspect of…
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The Pea/Potato Men

The Pea/Potato Men WARNING – THE BENIDORM PEA MEN. DO NOT stop, as enticing as it seems with all the cheering and clapping. The majority of the so called spectators are actually members of the gang trying to lure you to stop and take part. They will wave a 20€ or even 50€ note saying…
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Airport Scams – Avoid these top 10

Stay safe while travelling and Avoid these Top 10 Airport  Scams. Information Issued and provided by the Airport Authority in Majorca intended for all travellers to Spain or abroad The article and data below is not designed to scare anyone just to make people are aware and avoid these scams. 1. The airport security scam…
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Europe’s Most Wanted

We have been asked by the National Police to share these photos, if you think you have seen any of the people listed below please call 112 immediately. Updated, 14th May 2018 For more information on all the people below – https://eumostwanted.eu/ 30 years Murder, grievous bodily injury EZZI, Mohamed 50 years Arson, Murder, grievous bodily…
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S.A.T.E ASSISTANCE IN BENIDORM

S.A.T.E ASSISTANCE IN BENIDORM WHAT IS S.A.T.E S.A.T.E stands for “El Servicio de Atencion al Turista Extranjero”, which roughly translates to Foreign Tourist Assistance Office.  Visitors that use this office will be attended to in English, French, German or Russian.  The Foreign Tourist Assistance Service is a police department whose role is to offer foreign…
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ATM Scam

Guardia Civil warn of new ATM scam Many thieves have specialized in the so-called “false front”, which consists of a simulation of the cashier equipped with cameras to capture the key of the card . This is why it is also recommended to check that there is no evidence of tampering. Of course this also applies all over the…
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Sun, Sea and Scams

Sun, Sea and Scams Aired on ITV June 2017 You will find more details about the Pea/Potato men HERE

How to – Make a Denuncia

How to – Make a Denuncia Making a denuncia is an important part of the law and order system in Spain. The S.A.T.E office in Benidorm can help you with this process. Having to report an event (or someone) to the police is something that nearly all of us have to do at some point in our…
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Police video tells Brits what to in a terror attack on holiday

This is the video that Counter Terrorism Police have released to tell British holidaymakers what to do in a terror attack on a resort. The video features gunmen invading a hotel where British people are staying. The holidaymakers are then shown making their way to safety using the “run, hide, tell” message of the video.…
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AlertCops, citizen Safety apps for Mobile phones

AlertCops, citizen Safety apps for Mobile phones What is AlertCops AlertCops is a citizen security alert system of the State Law Enforcement Authorities (FFCCSE in Spanish) The goal is to create a universal access to every public citizen security service, so any person, regardless their language, origin or auditory or vocal disability, can send to…
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How to – Make a complaint regarding the police.

How to make a complaint regarding the police. Letters of complaint regarding the conduct of the National Police can be addressed to the Head of Police (Comisario Jefe Provincial) of the National Police Provincial Headquarters (Comisaría Provincial) under whose jurisdiction the police station falls. The address for the Alicante Province National Police Headquarters under which…
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Prostitution in Spain – The Law

Prostitution in Spain – The Law It is quite often a shock to see the ladies of the night openly plying their trade in full public view, but here in Spain, prostitution isn’t illegal, but nor is it legal, and the police in many areas are powerless to do anything, other than check that residency…
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Protecting Your Valuables on the Beach

Protecting Your Valuables on the Beach 1.  Leave all valuables such as jewellery and expensive cameras in your hotel safe.  Only take one credit card, your photo copied I.D and the amount of cash you will need for the day. 2.  Try not to leave your belongings unattended on in plain sight on the beach…
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Secret Symbols the burglars use

Secret Symbols the burglars use The secret symbols indicate whether a home offers rich pickings, has already been burgled or, more disturbingly, is occupied by a vulnerable female. These are the most commonly found symbols to help residents stay one step ahead. “Knowledge is power. “We do not want to alarm people, only inform them.” As…
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Benidorm Beach Vendors

As the sun comes out and the beaches starts to get busy, the beach vendors start to become more noticeable. These people will walk along the beach trying to sell you bottles of water, mixed cocktails, sangria and slices of watermelon. Many people believe these people work in the nearby bars, they DO NOT. Do…
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How to – Track a lost or stolen mobile phone

How To Track Your Lost Android Phone Without Installed Tracking App  Please note that obviously as technology advances some of this information my change, so it is just a guide line  Note: In case you’re actually missing an Apple device, READ BLEOW. Have you (ever) lost your Android smartphone or tablet without having a device tracking…
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How to – File a Missing Persons Report

Hopefully a webpage that will not be needed by many, but if a relative or someone close to you goes missing your anxiety will be overwhelming; if they go missing in another country this can be even worse. Your concern about his or her personal safety and well being will probably be magnified by the uncertainty…
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Victim of a Crime, Where to go for Assistance

VICTIM OF A CRIME IN BENIDORM  – What to do and where to go for assistance If you need urgent help from the police – or an ambulance:- dial 112, You will find a list of all emergency telephone numbers HERE All victims of crime in Spain must report the incident to the Police, this is called…
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LOST OR STOLEN PASSPORT – WHAT TO DO

If you are a British national and your UK passport has been lost, stolen or expired while you are abroad you can use an emergency travel document also known as ‘an emergency passport’ to leave the country you are in and return back to your destination. These can be issued on short notice whilst you…
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HOW TO AVOID HAVING YOUR DRINK SPIKED

HOW TO AVOID HAVING YOUR DRINK SPIKED Every year across the world, hundreds of people are thought to be victims of drink spiking, where alcohol or drugs are added to someone’s drink without them knowing. In some cases, so-called ‘date rape drugs’ may be used to spike a drink before a sexual assault. Is drink spiking illegal? Drink spiking may be done…
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The Camera Shop Scam

This scam is run by small teams of con-artists (usually three Asian men). They operate out of respectable looking camera shops all around Benidorm.  We have been aware of this scam for a long time but one of our Benidorm Seriously Members became a victim a couple of weeks ago.  The shop our member used…
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Stay Safe in Benidorm

HOW TO STAY SAFE IN BENIDORM We often hear horror stories of people who have been robbed, conned or violated in some manner while on Holiday in Benidorm.  There are even those who set out to promote these stories in the claim they are trying to help.  In reality they are frightening people and misleading…
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The Fake Petition Scam

The Fake Petition Scam DO NOT GET CAUGHT OUT – JUST SAY NO AND IGNORE THEM  Thieves and scammers make a living preying on the kind hearts and naivete of tourists.  Familiarize yourself with this scams and save your money. The Deaf Mute Scam and the Fake Petition Scam typically involves women or young girls as the scammers.…
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