Moroccan Snake Charmers

How the scam works:

Moroccan snake charmers and water sellers try their best to catch tourists’ attention. They are dressed in very colorful clothes and many travelers have their pictures taken standing beside them.

Most of them are willing to have the pictures taken, only to make a scene a few seconds later, when they request money for it. It’s nothing big, a couple of dollars, and you might even be willing to give away your change, just to post that picture on Facebook.

How to avoid:

It’s your call if you want to pay them or not. However, you can wait a few minutes first, to see if anybody else does it before you, and how much they are asked for.

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This actually happened to me last July 2012. They appeared very friendly and while I suspected they would want some money after posing for a simple photo he demanded £45! I refused and he got very aggressive and was very verbally abusive. He started shouting and more of his buddies came along trying to intimidate me. In the end I gave him £5! And told him where to go. Never ever approach these guys. Nasty piece of work and very disingenuous. Not a nice place to go either!!

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