Category: Scam

How to Avoid Scam While Traveling

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Scams. It happens wherever you go, and especially when the scammer spots that you’re a tourist, which increases the chance of them trying to scam you. Be it on taxi driver or people trying to rip you off; you have to be careful as these ruthless people won’t think twice to take off your hard-earned money and ruin your holiday. If it’s your first time traveling, then don’t worry. In this article, we have written some ways or tips on how to avoid scam while going to another country, so keep on reading and make sure to stay safe while on your holiday.

Taxi Driver

This happens everywhere, and you have to be very wary of this one. Usually, taxi drivers will try to rip you off, and yes it happens in every country, especially when you’re a foreigner, and you can’t speak their mother language. Some of them will try to rip you off by saying that their meter is broken, while others will flatly refuse to turn on the meter. If this happens, make sure to get out of the taxi and look for another one. A tip from us is to take public transportation for cheaper transportation option.

Take Pictures

Most of the times, scammers try to scam you by saying that you’ve broke what you’ve rented, such as cars, motorbikes, or even hotel rooms. To avoid long arguments with the scammers, make sure to take pictures in front of them when you’re borrowing the car, and once you’ve returned it to them, show the image that nothing was damaged from their property. This tip is not fool-proof, but at least it’s worth to try, at least you’re not backing down so quickly.

Tip: Make sure to note the owner in case you’re renting something with scratches or dents, that way you won’t have to pay for any damages.

Fake Police Officers

copsIn some countries, people are willing to go to such lengths, and that is to dress up as police officers and try to scam you by taking your wallet, passport and everything they can take from you.

How to avoid this? Simple, first of all, don’t do anything illegal, and once you’re sure that you’re safe, make sure to ask for identification from the ‘officers’ and if they can’t show you one or refuse to do so, walk away because there’s a huge chance that they’re trying to take your stuff.…