British holidaymakers in Sicily are being targeted by criminals

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British holidaymakers in Sicily are being targeted by criminals who are intimidating them into paying hundreds of euros for fictitious car damage.

On Sunday, 24 June, Rob Hodgson from West Yorkshire was driving from his hotel to Catania airport when a black car appeared behind him. It was weaving wildly along the road with flashing headlights and the horn sounding.

Initially, he thought that he had left something important at the hotel and they were chasing him to give it back, so he pulled over.

“The driver got out behind us and was very animated, shouting and aggressive. He showed me his smashed driver’s side mirror and claimed that I had hit him.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/sicily-tourists-car-damage-scam-british-motorists-italy-holidays-a8419631.html [nofollow]