- Feb 20, 2006
I rented an apartment from ByT and as part of the rental agreement I had to pay a deposit up front. During my stay the landlady at this rental property on Santa Fe near Malabia claimed that the maid that she had contracted to clean both of our apartments had found and stolen the deposit money. She fired the maid and was complaining about how hard that it would be for her to recoup the money. When I was leaving I was relieved to see that she returned the money in full without a hassle. I am living in Quito, Ecuador now and I used the deposit money to pay for my new apartment. The next day after paying my landlady presents me with a notice which states that one of the $100 bills was counterfeited. Now the bank won't release the bill and I had to pay twice for the same service. Don't let this happen to you. Check your money carefully and it might even be a good idea to invest in one of those counterfeit detection pens. This is a hassle that you don't want to have to deal with believe me. Be aware that there are plenty of smiling "estafadores" in Buenos Aires waiting to take advantage.