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An eye on common frauds

Nothing we already know about this lovely country, but official frauds are quite common and show no fear. Like this electricity bill I got lately where they add “recalculation” for invoices already paid and consumption made. When I call Enel they can not explain what it is. They said my tariff has changed as one year has passed. Well, one year has not passed since I made this contract. Then they say it is extra services. I did not order extra services. After more attempts to find some kind of a bullshit reason, they hang up.

So I make a claim, pay just my own recalculation and told them that I know this is speculation due to Covid 19 situation. ? 27,19 is not a big amount, but they earn good money sending the same shit to every account, then we talk about millions. This is the sad side of Italy, always eyes open not to be robbed. Living here, especially in the south, sadly one do not just need balls, you need the whole balls fabric.

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Ingenting vi redan vet om detta h?rliga land, men officiella bedr?gerier ?r ganska vanliga och visa ingen r?dsla. Som den h?r elr?kningen jag fick nyligen d?r de l?gger till “omber?kning” f?r fakturor som redan har betalats och f?rbrukning gjord. N?r jag ringer till Enel kan de inte f?rklara vad det ?r. De sa att min tariff har f?r?ndrats n?r ett ?r har g?tt. N?v?l, ett ?r har inte g?tt sedan jag gjorde detta kontrakt. D? s?ger de att det ?r extra tj?nster. Jag har inte best?llt extra tj?nster. Efter flera f?rs?k att hitta n?gon form av skitsnacksanledning l?gger de p? luren.

S? jag g?r en reklamation, betalar bara min egen ber?kning och sa till dem att jag vet att detta ?r spekulation p? grund av Covid 19-situationen. 27,19 ? ?r inte ett stort belopp, men de tj?nar bra pengar p? att skicka samma skit till varje konto, d? pratar vi om miljoner. Detta ?r den sorgliga sidan av Italien, alltid ha ?gonen ?ppna f?r att inte bli r?nad. Att bo h?r, s?rskilt i syd, tyv?rr beh?ver man inte bara ballar, du beh?ver hela ballar fabriken.

Buying in Sicily

Buying in Sicily is quite interesting. Same home can have totally different sizes and prices depending on real estate agents, or as in this case (photo below) the house in the add is put out twice from the same real estate firm with different information. Same home is often listed by several different agents.

Not so long ago I was looking myself. Found one house close to the city on a nice hill. We toured around the property and at the end they inform me that half of the land the house is built on is not the current owners. He took a piece of land from the neighbor because they live far away and will not notice anyway (!!!). They informed me that they could lower the price quite a lot due to this condition. Another house I was looking at had seven nice rooms, also on the firms papers, but when I went to the municipality’s technical office only two rooms were registered.

Be careful here. Do not stress your investment. And ask around from several sources. About 900 properties end up at creditors every day in Italy, so there is no hurry at all. Perhaps wait couple of year as prices are going down.? Never buy illegally built. It may sound trustworthy as some creditors even offer loans for houses in this condition. But after the purchase, you can loose your home.

Sicily has not a set market value. If you plan to make buy something here in the future, start to follow the market now. Never pay the asking price, here it is the opposite, always lower…many times much lower.

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Att k?pa p? Sicilien ?r ganska intressant. Samma hem kan ha helt olika storlekar och priser beroende p? fastighetsm?klare, eller som i detta fall (foto ovan) l?ggs huset ut tv? g?nger fr?n samma fastighetsf?retag med helt olika information. Samma hem listas ofta av flera olika agenter.

F?r inte s? l?nge sedan letade jag sj?lv. Hittade ett hus n?ra staden p? en trevlig kulle. Vi gick runt fastigheten och i slutet informerar de mig om att h?lften av marken som huset ?r byggt p? inte ?r de nuvarande ?garnas. Han tog land fr?n grannen eftersom de bor l?ngt borta och kommer inte att m?rka det (!!!). De informerade mig om att de kunde s?nka priset ganska mycket p? grund av detta. Ett annat hus jag tittade p? hade sju fina rum, ocks? p? m?klarens papper, men n?r jag gick till kommunens tekniska kontor var bara tv? rum registrerade.

Var f?rsiktig h?r. Stressa inte din investering. Och fr?ga fr?n flera k?llor. Cirka 900 fastigheter hamnar hos kreditgivare varje dag i Italien, s? det ?r ingen br?dska alls. V?nta kanske ett par ?r d? priserna sjunker. K?p aldrig olagligt byggt. Det kan l?ta p?litligt eftersom vissa borgen?rer till och med erbjuder l?n f?r hus i detta tillst?nd. Men efter k?pet kan du f?rlora ditt hem.

Sicilien har inte ett fastst?llt marknadsv?rde. Om du planerar att k?pa n?got h?r i framtiden, b?rja f?lja marknaden nu. Betala aldrig beg?rt pris, h?r ?r det tv?rtom, alltid l?gre pris…ibland ocks? mycket l?gre.

Insurance – Perhaps most fraudulent system here

The italian insurance system is perhaps the most fraudulent system in this country. Every insurance is expensive because this is one of the sectors all parts try to get that extra dime. I always look for the cheapest option and only pay fro RCA, which means only the basics to cover damages for third part. You can get lucky with good insurances if you are all very good friend with the agent or who deals with issues.

My car got damaged by my neighbour last year. He tried to intimidate me with his temper and size that the accident was my fault. It clearly was his and I screamed back at him everywhere he raised his voice. The insurance company finally put the blame on him. With accidents you have to be very careful as you are not allowed to move the items before the police comes to document how the accident may have happened and it is their final that counts very much in the version to the insurance company. DO NEVER MOVE YOUR THINGS EVEN IF IT BLOCKS THE TRAFFIC! My neighbor moved his car. The police was very angry at his behaviour as he even tried to make me look like a fool infront of the police. There are very prejudices againts people from east Europe here and my neighbor did not know I was from Scandinavia. So when police took my documents they told the man “that this woman come from one of the best countries in the world. And look at our country and your behaviour. It is easy to knoe who to believe.” It is terrible this way they think, but this is the way it is here.

So then starts the insurance process. With all papers the company calls a controller and asks me to bring the car to a mechanic. Now it gets interesting. I calculated the damages to be maximum 500-600 euro. After ten days comes the controller from my insurance company and without my presence he and the mechanic calculates the damages to be 1200 euro. It was way too much. But in Italy it works often this way that perhaps the mechanic took 600 for work and 600 was given as black money to the controller from the insurance company. I was then sent a check of 1200 euro. I have to go to the postoffice to change it to money. Then go to the mechanic and give the cash for a receipt. This whole paperwork and get the car repaired took four weeks. It went faster than normal as I got also got a witness and many people back me up with their point of view. My neighbor had to move as so many were angry at him.

Never ever spend your money in advance. It is a very little chance you get them back. I recommend to just pay for the cheapest insurance and no extras. Please just take this as a recommendation, then of course you decide what to do.? It is also better to have insurances through your bank, as there you already have a personal connection.? Often you find the cheapest options online.

I got the recommendation to visit a doctor and ask the company for neck and back pains. Many do it here even if nothing happens. This way you can get your extra dime, 4000-7000 euro, for free. But then also the process takes much longer. I did not do it! Many thinks I am a fool.

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The money I am taking to mechanic? // Pengah?gen som ska till mekanikern

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Det italienska f?rs?kringssystemet ?r kanske den mest bedr?gliga systemet i det h?r landet. Varje f?rs?kring ?r dyr eftersom det ?r en av de sektorerna som alla parter f?rs?ker f? mj?lkat extra ?ren. Jag ser alltid efter det billigaste alternativet och betalar bara RCA, vilket inneb?r endast grunderna f?r att t?cka skador f?r tredje part. Du kan ha tur med bra f?rs?kringar om du ?r mycket god v?n med agenten eller den som sysslar med skadefr?gor.

Min bil blev skadad av min granne f?rra ?ret. Han f?rs?kte skr?mma mig med sitt hum?r och storlek att olyckan var mitt fel. Det var helt klart hans fel och jag skrek tillbaka p? honom ?verallt han h?jde r?sten. F?rs?kringsbolaget la slutligen skulden p? honom. Med olyckor m?ste man vara mycket f?rsiktig, det inte ?r till?tet att flytta objekten innan polisen kommer f?r att dokumentera hur en olycka kan ha skett och det ?r deras sista ord som r?knas mycket i versionen till f?rs?kringsbolaget.? FLYTTA ALDRIG DINA ?GODELAR ?VEN OM DET BLOCKERAR TRAFIKEN! Min granne flyttade sin bil. Polisen var mycket arg p? hans beteende n?r han f?rs?kte f? mig att se ut som en d?re framf?r polisen. Det finns mycket f?rdomar mot m?nniskor fr?n ?steuropa h?r och min granne visste inte att jag var fr?n Skandinavien. S? n?r polisen tog mina handlingar sa de till mannen “att denna kvinna kommer fr?n en av de b?sta l?nderna i v?rlden. Och titta p? v?rt land och ditt beteende. Det ?r l?tt att best?mma vem man ska tro.” Det ?r fruktansv?rt detta s?tt att t?nka, men det ?r s? det ?r.

Sen startar f?rs?kringsprocessen och med alla papper kallar f?retaget en skadereglerare som ber mig ta bilen till en mekaniker. Nu blir det intressant. Jag ber?knade skadorna vara maximalt 500-600 euro. Efter tio dagar kommer skaderegleraren fr?n mitt f?rs?kringsbolag och utan min n?rvaro ber?knar han och mekanikern att skadorna kostar 1200 ?. Det var alldeles f?r mycket. Men i Italien fungerar ofta p? detta s?tt att kanske mekanikern tog 600 f?r arbete och 600 gavs som svarta pengar till skaderegleraren fr?n f?rs?kringsbolagets check. Jag skickades sedan en check p? ? 1200. Jag m?ste g? till postkontoret f?r att l?sa ut den till pengar. G? sedan till mekanikern och ge pengar mot ett kvitto. Hela detta pappersarbete och f? bilen reparerad tog fyra veckor. Det gick fortare d? jag hade vittne, samt m?nga som st?dde min version. Min granne fick till slut flytta f?r s? m?nga var arg p? honom.

Aldrig n?gons spendera egna pengar i f?rv?g. Det ?r en mycket liten chans att du f?r dem tillbaka. Jag rekommenderar att bara betala f?r den billigaste f?rs?kringen och inget extra. V?nligen bara ta detta som en rekommendation, d? naturligtvis du best?mmer hur du ska g?ra. Det ?r ocks? b?ttre att ha f?rs?kringar via din bank, eftersom du redan har en personlig koppling. Ofta hittar du de billigaste alternativen p? n?tet.

Jag fick rekommendationen att bes?ka en l?kare och be f?retaget ers?ttning f?r nack- och ryggsm?rtor. M?nga g?r det h?r, ?ven om ingenting h?nder. P? s? s?tt kan du f? lite extra pengar, 4000-7000 euro, gratis. Men d? blir ocks? processen mycket mycket l?ngre. Jag gjorde inte det! M?nga tycker att jag ?r en idiot.

So what has happened in Sicily this weekend

So what has happened in Sicily this weekend.

– In Palermo some gas stations has sold petroleum to a very advantageous price. Couple of gas station owners are arrested for selling petroleum aimed for the agricultural sector in their gasstations for a very low price. And that kind of rumours walks fast here! A fast growing queue…

– In Licata 50 households has been without electricity for a long time since the copper got stolen from the electricity lines. The municipality is reported and no one knows when it will be fixed.

– In Enna the municipality voted to use the new anti-corruption bill for public offices. 46 politicians of 200 protested by calling in long term sickness. All of them has presented valid medical certificates.

– In Catania the police has found a commercial warehouse…filled with stolen goods.

So that is a little bit what happened in Sicily this weekend…and tomorrow is a new week…life goes on.

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S? vad har h?nt p? Sicilien i helgen.
I Palermo har vissa bensinstationer?s?lt bensin till ett mycket f?rdelaktigt pris. Ett par bensinstations?gare har arresteras f?r att ha s?lt bensin avsedd f?r jordbrukssektorn i sina bensinstationer f?r ett mycket l?gt pris. Och den typen av rykten g?r snabbt h?r! K?n blir l?ng…
I Licata har 50 hush?ll varit utan el under en l?ng tid eftersom kopparn blev stulen fr?n kraftledningarna. Kommunen har anm?lts och ingen vet n?r det kommer att ?terst?llas.
Enna kommunen r?stade f?r att anv?nda den nya antikorruption lagen f?r offentligt anst?llda. 46 politiker av 200 protesterade genom l?ngtidssjukskrivning. Alla av dem har presenterat giltiga l?karintyg.
I Catania har polisen hittat ett kommersiellt lagerfylld med st?ldgods.
S? det ?r lite vad som h?nde i Sicilien i helgen…och imorgon b?rjar en ny vecka…och livet g?r vidare.

Mafia and Anti-Mafia the same thing?

The ex-president of Sicily, Lombardo, got convicted to a jail sentence some time ago, and he is in jail. The reason is mafia affairs, economic frauds against the public administration. So, even if he got convicted of mafia affairs he is still getting 6000 ?/net monthly from the new Sicilian government that so hard and openly makes PR to be Anti-Mafia and fighting mafia. The president for Sicilia, Crocetta, has been in the EU anti-mafia organisation.
And they still pay 6000? to a convicted mafia man?

Source: TG5, news in the local radio

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Den f?re detta presidenten i Sicilien, Lombardo, blev d?md till ett f?ngelsestraff f?r en tid sedan, och han ?r i f?ngelse. Anledningen ?r maffiaaff?rer, ekonomiska bedr?gerier mot den offentliga f?rvaltningen. S? ?ven om han blev d?md f?r maffia angel?genheter f?r han fortfarande ut 6000 ?/netto per m?nad fr?n den nya sicilianska regeringen som s? h?rt och ?ppet g?r PR f?r att vara antimaffia och sl?ss emot maffian. Presidenten f?r Sicilien, Crocetta, har ocks? varit i EU: s antimaffiaorganisation.
Och de betalar fortfarande 6000 ? till en d?md maffia man?

186 Million spent on communication

In three years the Sicilian Region has spent ? 186 million on communication. The resources would incur large events, activities, culture and tourism. The money has instead been used for business between leaders of the region, private managers, publishers and dealers in advertisements. The resources could have been used to improve the image of the island, increase the flow of tourists and making significant education and training.

Crocetta is cleaning alot in Sicily and also released approved funds and launching new funds. The thing sicilians are still waiting for is the promise he made during elections, to lower his salary.

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Under tre ?r har regionen Sicilien spenderat cirka ? 186 miljoner p? kommunikation. Resurserna skulle medf?ra stora evenemang, aktiviteter, kultur och turism. Pengarna har ist?llet anv?nts f?r aff?rer mellan ledarna i regionen, privata f?rvaltare, f?rlag och annons?terf?rs?ljare. De resurserna kunde ha anv?nts f?r att f?rb?ttra bilden av ?n, ?ka fl?det av turister och g?ra betydande utbildningar.

Crocetta st?dar mycket p? Sicilien och ?ven sl?ppt godk?nda ekonomiska medel samt lanserat nya fonder. Saken sicilianare v?ntar fortfarande p? ?r det l?fte han gav under valet, att s?nka sin l?n.

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