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4 Common Travel Scams to Watch Out For

Getting scammed on a dream vacation is hardly the best way to enjoy the hard-earned time that you’ve set aside every year.

You should be aware of the fact that these conmen are usually well-rehearsed and will at any given opportunity take advantage of travelers.

That said, here are 4 common travel scams to watch out for:

#1: Incorrect Change

If the cashier is talking to you while giving you change or is giving it back very slowly, they’re most likely trying to cheat you. So, to prevent this, get a better understanding of the currency and the exchange rates so as to get back the right change.

#2: Getting a ride

When waiting in line for a taxi, if someone appears and offers to take you to your destination, it might be to an unknown one, and to your detriment. Always look for the transportation company’s name and number as well as driver registration inside the vehicle to.

#3: Free Wi-Fi

If you are trying to connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot that reads ‘public’ or ‘guest’, get off the network as it might be someone trying to install spyware on your system. Ask the cafe or hotel for their Wi-Fi name.

#4: Pickpockets

Pickpockets usually stalk their prey before moving in for the kill. One such trick to get you distracted is to drop something in front of you. This is why you should hide your wallet under important clothing. Don’t leave any important identification in the wallet either but leave it in a safe place instead.

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