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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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