Take Pictures with Characters

How the scam works:

If you visited major cities you might have noticed the people dressed in characters (famous singers, historical figures, movie characters, etc) in the most popular parts of the city. 


Scam Detectors Most Trusted Websites in Online Security
  1. Guard.io (100): Surf the web safely. Clean up your browser, remove malicious extensions and check for privacy violations.
  2. Incogni.com (100): Delete your personal data from the internet and protect against scams and identity theft.
  3. ExpressVPN (100) Stay secure and anonymous online - Best VPN Out There

We bet you saw an Elvis Presley in Los Angeles, Roman gladiators in Rome, or Transformers robots in Las Vegas. Naturally, tourists want to take pictures with these people, to remember the trip.

Most of the people dressed up in characters are actually taking these pictures with the tourists for a living. Nothing wrong with that, as they put effort and maintenance into this work. A two-dollar per picture does the trick most of the times, and everybody is happy. 

However, some of the 'characters' are shady and ask for $10-20, or more, once the picture is taken. They would not let you go and cause a scene, embarassing you in front of everybody. That's because you never asked the price, in the first place.

How to avoid:

The trick here is to ask the right question before jumping in: “How much?”, instead of “Can I take a picture with you?”. Let another tourist take a picture first and see how much they pay. Every memory is nice remembering when traveling, but for the right price.

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it, using the buttons provided.  


Verify a website below

Are you just about to make a purchase online? See if the website is legit with our validator:

vldtr®

loding img
Searching: Domain age, Alexa rank, HTTPS valid, Blacklisting, SSL certificates, Source code, Location, IP address, WOT Trustworthiness, Spam reports, Advanced technology, Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, Contact options
identity theft protection

TOP 4 MUST-WATCH FRAUD PREVENTION VIDEOS

1. Top 5 Amazon Scams in 2024
 
2. Top 5 PayPal Scams in 2024
 
3. How To Spot a Scam Email in 2024
selma hrynchuk
Selma HrynchukSelma is a fraud prevention specialist renowned for her expertise in private eye investigations and a remarkable partnership with law enforcement agencies. Beyond her investigative triumphs, her public speaking engagements and written works have empowered countless individuals to protect themselves and stay ahead of deceptive schemes. Selma's legacy shines as a tenacious agent of change, unyielding in her commitment to battling fraud and ensuring a safer world for all.

2 thoughts on “Take Pictures with Characters”

  1. Extremely shady incident in Moscow!!! A friend and I were scammed today by 3 shmucks, that literally grabbed us and took the pictures. Once done, they asked for 1000 rubles a piece!!! As stated, they caused a scene. We ended up paying 2500 and didn’t even get a photo because the 4th guy in charge of printing the picture wanted 1000 rubles too!!!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *