“The more you know about these scams, the easy you can avoid it”
Tricky people love profiting from you (tourists) as much as you love traveling, and if you don’t pay attention, you might be an easy victim. Now You Know unveil for you some of the most common travel scams around the world.
Most of the travelers think that they are smart enough to avoid being in such a situation. unfortunately, it happens to the best of us.
Starting with the famous taxi scam (the meter is broken) to suddenly revealing credit card information.
And because it’s impossible to know when and how you’ll be scammed, it’s important to know some of the common travel scams, and how to deal with it.
5 Common Scam Tourist Fall For And How to Avoid and Deal with It
THE FAMOUS TAXI SCAM
Taxi drivers are honest and hardworking people, but a few dishonest developed some tricky way to part you from your cash but if you’re aware of their games you can deal with it.
Taxi drivers have two kinds of scams, the first one is when the taxi driver takes you to your hotel by the longest route possible so he can hustle extra cash. especially when you look unfamiliar with the area and ignorant of the local customs.
Or you get into a cab at a foreign airport, the driver pulls away, and you realize that the meter is not turned on.
How to Avoid/deal with it :
First thing first, from my experience, plan your tripe.
before traveling to any country or new city make sure to do some research, take your time to plan to the taxicab trips, the hotel… Find out about typical fares from the airport to your hotel or from your hotel to the attractions you wish to visit.
you can also use apps like Uber, Halo, sidecar…
Pay attention to the taxi meter and insist to use it.