5 – The Fake Policemen
Ow man, i can go on and on about Fake policemen, but ill try to do the most common one.
The scam, is that men in policeuniforms will approach you and say that there is fake money going around town, and they’ll ask to check your wallet. Obviously when you get it back you got less money. Somethimes they will also ask to see your passport or visa to check if everything is legit. They will pretend that something is wrong and demand a fine to solve the issue.
4 – Overall Pickpocketing
I have already made a video about this that you can watch right here, but to sum it up really fast. Someone will destract you, say a beggar, a prostitute or a seemingly friendly local. They distract you so their accomplice can pickpocket you. Be epeccialy warie about this when in Europe, in crowded places like markets, bus terminal, train stations etc.
3. The Broken Camera
Again, a friendly looking person will ask to take a picture him and his friends, the camera doesn’t work, and when you give it back to him, he “accidentally” drops it on the ground. The whole group will demand money to repair the camera, and as i said in the last point this is a perfect distraction to get pickpocketed.
2. Closed hotel
When you enter your taxi and say your hotel name the taxi driver will say that the hotel is closed. he’ll say that he knows of another hotel that he can drive you to. This hotel will be redicilously overpriced. Something that’s incredible to me is that some of these hotels has changed their names to some of the popular hotels so you think you’re at the right hotel and they say that the photos online are wrong.
1. Fake Front desk Call
Speaking of hotels we have the fake front desk call. Witch is an identity thief that says he’s calling from the hotels front desk. He says that theres been an issue with your payment method, he then kindly ask you to confirm your credit card information. This mostly happens in the middle of the night while you are a little zonked out and less likely to go down stairs and fix it.
And there we end off this list! If you enjoyed the post, please share to a friend that might need this info. Thanks and safe travels.