Press "Enter" to skip to content

FGE shuts fraudulent Cancun tourist call centre after three injured in drive-by shooting

Cancun, Q.R. — The State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) has reported the seizure of a building that was being used as a fake call centre. The centre, located in SM 19, is the same building where just days before, three people were injured by firearm.

In a briefing, the FGE said they completed the seizure of the building after a judge issued a search warrant. On site, authorities confirmed that building was being used as a call centre from where fraudulent tourist packages were being sold.

“The FGE Quintana Roo secured a property at SM 19 of the Benito Juárez district after completing a search warrant. First acts of investigation establish that it was used as a clandestine * Call Center * where vacation packages were sold fraudulently. Last Friday three people were injured in front of that address,” the agency said.

On Friday morning, emergency services responded to the report of three injured people and two damaged vehicles after a drive-by shooting. The shooting and subsequent seizure of the building came a few weeks after Miriam Cortés Franco, head of the Association of Vacation Clubs of Quintana Roo, expressed concern regarding the exponential growth of fraud committed in the sale and reservations of hotel packages being promoted online.