When we go out in a new country for a holiday it is obvious we are not aware of the things in their country.
Some people help us to understand while others try to take advantage and make us fool.
People pay more attention to choosing the right sunscreen rather than the safety of their belongings. Scammers use a bunch of tricks to make tourists fool. Bright Side share actual cheating tricks in hopes that you will be careful from these people!
Where you can see it: Russia, Ukraine
Life-size puppets come in cartoon characters, they come up to people who have kids then they ask to click pictures and ask for money for every picture. These scammers usually behave boldly and aggressively, the person will become confused and agree to their conditions. When you meet such people just walk away and don’t succumb to provocations.
Receipts in shops
Where you can see it: the Czech Republic
When buying products in a supermarket, you should be extra careful about the amount and the quantity of the products in your cart and on your receipt. When cashiers realize that you are a tourist, they’ll often add and an extra product or a product of a higher price to your receipt. They think your inattentiveness and confusion about the local language will make you fool.
A bill in a restaurant
Where you can see it: Italy, Greece, and the Czech Republic
Italians take advantage of tourists, they know they are outsiders and don’t know the local language. Sometimes they add services like AC, cutlery, napkins, tablecloths, and other basic items on your bill. If you have a doubt about the amount of money shown on the bill, ask them to bring you the menu and compare the prices.
Where you can see it: Italy
Don’t get trapped by the charm of attractive Italian guys with roses in their hands on the streets of Rome. Usually, these men impress girls they like and give them a flower and a hug. While the girls feel confused and embarrassed, they cleverly check the stuff and pockets of the tourists and takes off her jewelry.
Where you can see it: Greece, Spain, France, and Italy
Scammers come to people and put a friendship bracelet on the victim’s hand without permission. After that, they ask for the payment. In this situation, you just pretend that you don’t understand what they want from you and walk away. Sometimes, kids do this to tourists. and usually, they’ll ask for a very small payment for the jewelry. But, be careful maybe the whole family is watching you.
Where you can see it: Russia
Photographers invite you to try on the national costume and will take photos of you in it. Then, they ask for the payment. The price is usually quite low, something around 2 euros. However, photographers hide the main condition: this price is only for one piece of clothing, not the whole costume.