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Hire Car Scam  (Letter by Keith Browning)

Dear Editor,

Your letter on March 23 regarding car hire fuel charges is important and affects many visiting Algarve.

I rented a car using Car Trawler and was ripped off in this way. Each firm blamed the other, but basically my relatively reasonable car hire charge suddenly turned into a very uneconomical option and I returned the car almost half full yet ended up effectively paying twice for the fuel and at a massive €1.80 a litre.

This should be controlled and will certainly leave a very bad taste when others get trapped in this way. I will not be caught out next time.


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