Most Common Travel Scams


India ⚡ 7 Scams

When you think, “I won’t give them money and make the begging situation worse in India, I’ll give th...

Malaysia ⚡ 6 Scams

If you receive a phone call claiming to be a bank officer who needs to verify your credit or debit c...

Thailand ⚡ 6 Scams

Our only reason for going to Patpong was to see a ping pong show. Like many other reviews here, we w...

Spain ⚡ 3 Scams

They use a device to stop your wireless remote from locking your car then watch until you leave and ...

Italy ⚡ 4 Scams

This is perhaps the most commonly talked-of “scam” in Italy – or at least it used to be. Tourists in...

France ⚡ 3 Scams

Girls offer you their companionship and try to be friendly... while stealing your phone or wallet fr...

Brazil ⚡ 4 Scams

Scenario 1. As you are enjoying your time on one of he best beaches in Brazil, you are approached by...

Peru ⚡ 3 Scams

I just got back from a fantastic whirlwind tour of Peru. It went very smoothly, except for a small b...

Vietnam ⚡ 2 Scams

I parked my rental motorbike in front of Cocobox to have lunch. Was eating upstairs so didnt saw the...

Morocco ⚡ 3 Scams

Imagine the following scenario: There is a frail old lady trying to cross the street. Suddenly, a yo...

Czech Republic ⚡ 2 Scams

Whilst 2 friends and I were watching a football match in the Irish bar 'Caffrey's', one of my friend...

Germany ⚡ 2 Scams

The Airport advertised as "Düsseldorf Weeze" is not even close to Düsseldorf. It takes around 2 Hour...

Mexico ⚡ 2 Scams

We were walking around Chetumal, trying to find some information about the water taxi to Belize. The...

Philippines ⚡ 2 Scams

Bringing in contraband is obviously a NO-NO if you want to make sure that your trips are free from s...

South Africa ⚡ 2 Scams

Watch out for beggars in Cape Town city centre, especially around Long Street and the markets. They ...

Turkey ⚡ 2 Scams

This is just to make other travelers beware of this scam. This happened to my friend last week (sing...

Egypt ⚡ 2 Scams

The Egyptian currency has notes in the value of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 pounds. But unknown to many...

Colombia ⚡ 1 Scam

I guess the most common scam would be what’s called "el paseo millonario" (the millionaire drive).
...

China ⚡ 1 Scam

After our tour guide took us to the great wall, she said that she can take us to a place to get free...

Japan ⚡ 1 Scam

As far as Tokyo scams go, this one is really on the low end. The scammer dresses as a monk and stand...

Indonesia ⚡ 1 Scam

Scammers ride up to you on motorbikes and ask you to scratch off a lottery-like ticket. Of course yo...

Chile ⚡ 1 Scam

Hey, please don't take pirate taxis at the airport in Santiago neither accept help with somebody wit...

Jordan ⚡ 1 Scam

The Bedouins in and around Petra call it ‘fishing for tourists’. The way it works is that once in Pe...

Hungary ⚡ 1 Scam

My wife and I are tourists and were walking near the Great Synagogue yesterday when we were stopped ...