Keep Your Guard Up: Avoid common travel scams
Once you’ve armed yourself with knowledge, it’s time to set your guard for the journey. Here are some useful tips to help you avoid common travel scams:
Be careful with your stuff
Common scams and pocket robberies. To prevent this from happening, store your belongings properly. Use an anti-theft bag or bag, and be mindful of your surroundings, especially in crowded places.
Beware of overly expensive trips
Some scammers offer “exclusive” or “private” tours at exorbitant prices. To avoid this, check travel prices first and choose reputable carriers. Always confirm prices and services before agreeing to anything.
Beware of fake taxi services
The fake taxi industry often falls prey to unsuspecting tourists. Use only official and licensed taxis or ride-sharing apps. Confirm that the driver has used the meter or agreed to a fixed rate before starting your ride.
Be suspicious of unsolicited help
In some places, well-groomed individuals can offer unsolicited assistance, such as giving you a tour of your hotel. Politely decline and rely on official guides or your own pre-revised information.
Check prices before buying
Before you buy anything, especially at local markets, check the price and negotiate if necessary. Beware of fakes, especially when buying electronics and luxury goods.