France braces for Olympic fraud wave

Published on May 13th, 2024

The Taylor Swift Eras Tour gave Paris a tease of mania on May 9-12, but the main course for the French capital will be the 2024 Olympic Games which anticipates 10,500 athletes and 15 million visitors, with two million from abroad. It is an opportunity for the City to showcase its attributes, but French authorities are also preparing to combat a wave of scams targeting the visitors.

Processed food advertised as “homemade breakfast”, fake stars added to hotel ratings, or a failure to post room prices are among the traps anti-fraud police expect to be laid for unsuspecting visitors. For now, authorities are calling such incidents minor, still mostly limited to the hotel sector, according to the finance ministry’s consumer protection unit.

But it will not stay that way, the unit warned. – Full report

Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Program:
Men’s One Person Dinghy – ILCA 7
Women’s One Person Dinghy – ILCA 6
Mixed Two Person Dinghy – 470
Men’s Skiff – 49er
Women’s Skiff – 49erFX
Men’s Kiteboard – Formula Kite Class
Women’s Kiteboard – Formula Kite Class
Men’s Windsurfing – iQFOiL
Women’s Windsurfing – iQFOiL
Mixed Multihull – Nacra 17

Venue: Marseille, France
Dates: July 28-August 9

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