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How the scam works:
Your exotic vacation has been great. You have a few days left on the beach, and one day decide to do something different: get hai read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) If you are visiting Pattaya, Thailand, and want to rent a jet ski, be very careful. Thousands of tourists have read more


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You might have heard of the famous papyrus, a thick paper-like material produced from the papyrus plant. In Egypt, in most places read more


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You are shopping in South East Asia and find a video camera advertised for an amazing price. You decide to buy it and, as the tra read more


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A fake 'off-duty' doctor that you might meet and befriend in one of the exotic countries you visit offers to sell you f read more


How the scam works:
You are trying to buy some nice souvenirs in beautiful Mexico and find yourself in small talk with somebody who also se read more


How the scam works:
Most of the scams that are being pulled by locals in the Philippines, Vietnam, or Thailand start with a phony friendship. Wherev read more


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Moroccan snake charmers and water sellers try their best to catch tourists’ attention. They are dressed in very colorful clothe read more


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Monkey trainers will entertain you with their animals and let you take pictures with them. However, as funny as this might sound, read more


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If you are traveling to Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar) you might be approached by a monk. After he has introduced himse read more


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This is a scam that is particularly pulled in poor countries like India or Cuba. Let’s say you are in Mumbai, in the vicinity o read more


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You are visiting Mexico City and a man with perfect English approaches you. After a few amiabilities, he claims to be a US Army v read more


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Did you ever notice that wherever you travel the jewelry is much cheaper than wherever you live? And it just happens that you rea read more


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You are soaking up the sun in the Mayan Riviera and couldn't be happier about it. Strolling through the town nearest to your reso read more


How the scam works:
The streets of Marrakech are so narrow in some places that travelers usually get lost in the maze. A big part in losing track of read more


How the scam works:
Certain cab drivers in Las Vegas work just for this scam. They pick up groups of clients from the airport, have a nice conversati read more


How the scam works:
The scammers approach you when you are traveling abroad with this business proposal after they befriend you and, oftentimes, afte read more


Gay in Egypt? Beware of this scam! Sexual orientation is an extremely sensitive topic in Egypt, along with other countries in the Middle East. If you are gay, it can be dangerous. read more


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The most reputable line of transport in Vietnam is Sinh Tourist. Since many tourists travel between Ho Chi Minh City and the capi read more


Bus Ticket Controllers - This is a scam which mostly occurs in developing countries, where the local buses and trams use a hole-punch system for passengers to validate their tickets. read more


If you rent a car in Mexico, be really careful when you stop at the gas stations and three or four attendants come to help you. This happens especially in Tulum, Mexico City, Tijuana, Puebla, Guadalajara and Mazatlan. read more


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If you are visiting countries such as Turkey, Egypt, or India, you might come across unique experiences of being taken for a ride read more


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This scam could certainly happen anywhere in the world. As you are admiring the shops along the most popular streets in town, a w read more


How the scam works:
If you are visiting, let’s say, the Coliseum in Rome, you will most likely have to stand in line for about 15-20 minutes, on a read more


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This scam takes place in most of the European capitals’ subway stations, but it could easily occur in any other country, so bew read more


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This scam belongs to the Timeshare Scam group. Somebody conducting a survey approaches you on the sidewalk. After a few questions read more


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In Vietnam, one of the most efficient ways to travel fast is by bike. Indeed, for tourists, there are several taxi-bikes availabl read more


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Alright, if you have never heard of this one, you have probably never traveled outside your city. As a tourist, you most likely d read more


How the scam works:
You are in China and decide to check out the street market. As you are walking through what seems to be hundreds of vendors, you' read more


How the scam works:
You are visiting Egypt and ask the taxi driver to take you to a landmark you want to visit, say the Pyramids. “Sure t read more


How the scam works:
Scenario 1. You are traveling through Thailand and getting closer to the border. Along the way, the bus stops for breaks. At one read more


Beware of the Timeshare Resale Scam aka the Timeshares For Sale Scheme happening these days. If you're asking yourself 'How to sell a timeshare?' we hope it's not too late. Learn how the scam works here and get rid of timeshare legally. read more


How the scam works:
The Egyptian markets are beautiful, but be careful not to touch the items. There are vendors who will demand that you buy the ite read more


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If you are traveling by train in India, an employee of the railroad company might approach you while you are patiently waiting fo read more


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(with video below) Some travel agencies have their agents paid by commission when it comes to medical insurance. Nothing wrong wi read more


How the scam works:
Turkey is an amazing country to visit, but it has the most aggressive street vendors in the world. Walking through the streets of read more


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(with video below) You have landed at your destination and are happy to start your well-deserved vacation. Either in the airport read more


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This scam used to happen very often on the Ukrainian overnight trains coming from Poland or Belarus. Once the train crossed the b read more


How the scam works:
You are enjoying walking through the streets of Beijing and a young Chinese fellow approaches you for some reason. You are nice t read more


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Here's an example where doing your research before visiting a new country pays off instead of burning a hole in your pocket.
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How the scam works:
Most students work hard to pass all their exams. At the end of term, a vacation feels long overdue and students will find fl read more


How the scam works:
You're in Thailand and have seen all Bangkok has to offer. You want to move to one of the neighboring countries for a couple of d read more


How the scam works:
Tourists are often taken advantage of in Thailand, India, China and Hong Kong, by a different kind of "marketing". Tailor touts w read more


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Using the Internet on your own laptop or smartphone while traveling is most convenient but Internet cafés are still popular read more


How the scam works:
Scenario 1: You are on vacation in Thailand and having the time of your life. You're walking down the street when suddenly, you... read more


How the scam works:
This horrible trap still happens in Vietnam. Not often, but enough to make you consider it. There are quite a few highway-side re read more


How the scam works:
Scenario 1. As you are enjoying your time on the beach, you are approached by a young gentlemen, holding a paper pad and claiming read more


How the scam works:
You're visiting Thailand and you want to get around quickly but don't want to rent a car, so you decide to get a bike or a moped. read more


How the scam works:
The most common place where this scam is pulled is South America. You go to a local bar, even with a couple of friends, and start read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) If you've been to Las Vegas, you know what this is. If you've never been and you're about to go, read this: read more


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