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By Kathryn Richardson
EXPATS in the Serrania de Ronda region are being warned against gas men overcharging them.
British expat, Lawrence George, 47, was visited by a gas man to inspect his boiler.
After checking his ID Mr George let the man in and called the company to confirm the visit.
He was told he needed three regulators and three tubing pieces replaced at a cost of €242.
Although suspicious of the price, Mr George paid the man in cash, was given a receipt, and told the man would return with his €3 change.
He never saw him again.
Mr George said: “I felt taken advantage of particularly when he didn’t bring me my change”.
Mr George, along with his wife Lucy, later visited the police but were told nothing illegal had taken place.
Reports of expats being overcharged for services because they do not fully understand Spanish have become common in the region.
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