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(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


Beware of the Vietnamese Blackjack scam. Let's say you are in Hanoi and have an amazing time, made new friends and feel great. One day, a new buddy invites you to his house and this happens: read more


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If you are traveling to the Philippines and use the transit system, you might witness somebody dropping coins “by mistake”. A read more


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Tourists have reported that plenty of Indonesian market shops use rigged scales. This could happen anywhere, but it occurs freque read more


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Traveling overseas can be the adventure of a lifetime. Exotic countries offer intriguing sites and a feast for the senses.
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You are traveling to a different city for a few days. While there, you will need to make a lot of calls, so having a local cell p read more


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Don’t laugh, this is a very popular pick pocketing trick not only in your country, but all over the world. While you are wandering on read more


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This is a scam that happens often in Thailand and Cambodia. If you are in one of their airports’ shops, keep a consid read more


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You just got off of a long flight. You're in a foreign country and all you want to do is go to the hotel and crash. You walk out read more


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One of the most common scams pulled by shady Egyptian vendors is to offer you an apparently great price for an item and then nice read more


How the scam works:   Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims which must be carried out at leas read more


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(with demonstration video below) Imagine, you arrive at the airport for a restful holiday. When you are about to walk in, there i read more


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(with video below) You have taken a well-deserved vacation to the one place you’ve always wanted to go. It took all year to sav read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) You have taken a well-deserved vacation to the one place you’ve always wanted to go. It took all year to sav read more


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If you visited major cities you might have noticed the people dressed in characters (famous singers, historical figures read more


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You and your family are having a blast on your trip. So far it has been great and now you might want to see t read more


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This might sound funny, but tons of people fall victim to this trick, usually pulled in pubs or open places. People (ty read more


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You enjoy an evening out with your friends on a patio. The trip has been good, and the drinks are pouring. Amongst waitresse read more


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This scam is prevalent in most of the European capitals. Scammers target couples and go straight to the girl, putting a r read more


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When traveling abroad, there are many potential issues that a person may need to be concerned about, but typically paying for hot read more


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Imagine this; you’re in a crowded restaurant, mall or airport and you decide to sit down and give your feet a rest. You place y read more


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One of the greatest pleasures in life is traveling around the world and immersing oneself in a new culture for a few days. Howeve read more


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India is a hot place and water sells like nothing else. As you buy some bottled water, you might feel safe to find that they all read more


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You're looking to pull in a bit of extra income and put up your house/condo for rent online, as a vacation property.
One day, yo read more


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The easiest and most convenient way to get from Northern Thailand to Laos is to take the Slow Boat down the Mekong River, into Lu read more


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Is it reported that in several parts of India, travelers are victims of this scam while they are eating in shady restaurants. Dur read more


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This is still happening a lot in several countries, but preponderantly takes place in Mexico, at gas stations. When you go to pay read more


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You might have bought some items that you really loved while traveling abroad (paintings, statues, etc), but they are big, f read more


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This usually occurs in poor countries - and maybe should not be considered a scam, but a trick into luring you to pay more.
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The shell game has existed since at least the 90s, all over the world, but people still lose money over it. Scammers set up on street sidewalks, especially in high tourist areas. Watch the video here: read more


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This could really happen anywhere, but it has been reported as occurring particularly at temples, religious festivals, or other s read more


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Rum and cigars are the most famous Cuban exports, so stocking up on them while visiting is popular amongst travele read more


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This has been reported to happen in many countries. As you are enjoying a touristy spot, your pocket or bag vibrates. A phone is read more


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If you happen to receive two free plane tickets out of the blue or you are offered a free ride to your hotel from the the airport read more


Free hotel scam alert. You may receive a phone call this week offering a free stay at a big brand hotel. The room IS actually free, but the scam consists in this deceptive practice: read more


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If you are in a different country, never ask anybody how to use an ATM machine. Why? In South Africa for instance, most of the AT read more


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Cocaine and marijuana are the most popular drugs in the world. Marijuana is legal in Spain, if it is used in moderation (in read more


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If you are in a different country as a tourist, chances are you’ve already been a victim of this scam. Most restaurants, shops, read more


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One of the most common travel scams is pulled when tourists change their currency at local exchange offices, vendors, or simply w read more


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This happens throughout the world, in busy cities. A stranger strategically bumps into you and drops his bag - and you both hear read more


How the scam works:
You are on vacation in Beijing (or any other Chinese town) and enjoying a day-tour of the city. Your group was taken to the tomb read more


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Countries like Egypt, Morocco, or Turkey have very aggressive vendors when it comes to their carpets. These are not really scams read more


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The first thing that you need to do when you are ready to travel by bus in Thailand is to purchase padlocks for your suitcas read more


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You are eager to see the Great Wall and your flight has landed safely in China. As you come out of the airport, a sea of buses fi read more


Beach Massage Scam. Be careful of this trick when you go to destinations like Barcelona, Indonesia, Thailand, Bali, etc. – where massage ladies are all over the place. read more


How the scam works:
You are starting your all-inclusive trip in, say, Cancun - Mexico. Your plane just landed and you are happy the hotel you’re st read more


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You are in an airport. A well-dressed gentleman approaches you, introduces himself and tells you he is short $11 to pay for a boa read more


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