APARTMENT FRAUD IN CANNES REPORTED
I received a warning email from a friend telling me that at least two cases of apartment rental fraud have been reported in the days leading up to the Cannes Film Festival. These involve fake rental agencies that are advertising on the ‘net, collecting 100% deposits, and then vanishing overnight. The Cannes Chamber of Commerce is on it, and there is info (in French) on their website. In short, if you are traveling to Cannes, book in either a hotel or through an agency or renter who you are sure is reliable. In fact, it might be worth a call to the Chamber of Commerce before you make that wire transfer to an agency you are not familiar with.