- Thousands of innocent holiday-makers are scammed by preying fraudsters across the world each year
- Some are simple, like the ‘broken’ taxi meter, but pickpocketing tactics can be pretty advanced
- This new infographic presents the most common scams and how you can avoid them
Holidays provide a time to relax and let your guard down.
So it’s easy to take your eye off the ball when it comes to being street-wise.
Some taxi drivers, for example, are known to tell you during or at the end of your trip that their meter is broken in order to charge a higher fare – so it’s worth always checking with them as soon as you hop in the car.
Another scam involves locals at the airport telling you that your hotel is overbooked, or that an attraction is closed for the day, and thus steering you to another establishment where they’ll earn a sizable commission.
Watch out, too, for people who ‘accidentally’ spill something on you, only as a distraction method so that an accomplice can pickpocket you.
This new infographic from SilverDoor Apartments presents the most common scams and how to avoid falling for them.
This new infographic from SilverDoor Apartments presents the most common scams and how to avoid falling for them