How the scam works:
(with video below) You have landed at your destination and are happy to start your well-deserved vacation. Either in the airport or at any popular place (Eiffel Tower, Sacre Couer, Colisseum, etc), a kid comes up to you and says: “Welcome to our country, please accept this bracelet as a hospitality gift”, while she is putting a colorful and complicated-looking thing on your hand. “Oh, nice”, you might say, such friendly people.
In fact, what they are putting on your relaxed hands is actually a double bracelet, looped together, that will get your hands tied for a few seconds. As dumb as this sounds, getting handcuffed while scammers run away with your bags is something that still happens.
Watch the video below to see in action the Bracelet Scam exposed.
How to avoid:
If you are approached, just say you are not interested. If you are about to travel soon do your homework before; research your next destination and everything you might get involved in.
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