Multiple vacation rental scams reported in Cape Coral

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – The Cape Coral Police Department received multiple reports of vacation rental scams from online sites.

Officers confirmed that in one case, a house was advertised for rent on Facebook Marketplace. When the victim contacted the person about renting the home, they were emailed a fake lease to sign and given instructions on how to wire money for rent and the security deposit through Zelle or other cash apps.

The victim was scammed out of their vacation funds, according to CCPD.

You can protect yourself from possible fraud by only renting from property management companies you have

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Hotel bed sheets turned into school shirts for Cape Town pupils

Danolene Johanessen, founder at Royal Kidz talks to Africa Melane about the wonderful initiative.

Through a collaboration with Marriott International and non-profit organisation Royal Kidz about 320 children at Klipheuwel Primary school in Durbanville received new school shirts, jackets, shoes, and socks most of which was made from repurposed hotel bed sheets.

Marriott International and Royal Kidz have been working together over the past 18 months, handing over a total of 3 000 similar donations to date to schools in under-served communities. Danolene Johanessen is the founder of Royal Kidz.

It was really about the passion of kids and children

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