Going to travel to another country or just to relax, you need to be careful and careful in all situations. This will help you not to get into an unsightly situation, to avoid danger, deception or fraud. It is necessary to explore not only the sights of the region where the route is planned. Its nature and climate, monuments and national characteristics. It is necessary to roughly know the risks that a tourist may be exposed to while staying there.
We must not forget that there is a whole system of deceiving tourists in popular holiday countries. Some dishonest people make their living by robbery and theft, distribution of counterfeit money, fraud and other criminal means. Moreover, each country has its own methods and techniques. To know the methods common in a particular region, you need to know briefly about them.
Floating exchange rates
This procedure is always dangerous. Moreover, in a foreign country no one intends to help a tourist in such a situation. This scam is simple. The traveler will be asked to leave a signature on the check issued when exchanging money. But the exchange rate there will be slightly different from the one indicated on the board in the exchange office. Having received a much smaller amount, the tourist will be perplexed. But it will be useless to argue. Because the client's signature is on the wrong course.
This type of fraud is most developed in European countries. Its essence is as follows. When leaving a restaurant, museum, theater or hotel, a tourist is approached by people in uniform who vaguely resemble police officers or carabinieri. They offer to show the banknotes under the pretext of fighting counterfeiters allegedly operating in the area. The traveler cannot refuse. Therefore, he presents all his money for verification. During this procedure, some part of the banknotes is removed from the bundle or replaced with counterfeit ones. The inspectors leave, and the deceived tourist is left with counterfeit money. There is a proven method against this scam. You need to know in advance what real police officers look like in the host country. In no case should you allow yourself to be checked on the street. It is necessary to strictly demand that the police be taken to the police station and there, if necessary, carry out an inspection.
Purchase of curiosities and antiques
Many tourists strive to bring an unusual thing from a trip abroad. Most often, exotic items are brought from tropical regions. Whatever is offered in the colorful markets of Taiwan and Bali. These are ivory and snake skin, dried reptiles and various crafts, souvenirs from tropical wood. All kinds of exotic goods are imposed on tourists. But all this can be seized at customs, explaining that the export of such souvenirs is unacceptable outside the state. This primarily concerns corals and sea stars. For an attempt to export, you can not only pay a huge fine, but also fall under criminal liability. The most popular souvenirs are ancient coins, dishes or weapons of historical significance. This is especially true for the countries of the Middle East. It's nice to bring home a beautiful blade or saber, antique armor, or an expensive piece of jewelry bought from a street vendor. But it should be remembered that the smuggling of valuables is subject to confiscation and is prosecuted by law. In addition, no one can guarantee that a thing bought on the street is not a cheap fake. An ordinary glass trinket can be sold for an expensive piece of jewelry.
This technique is most developed in the countries of the East and Asian regions. Tourists are encouraged to ride the desert ship for free. Who would refuse such a pleasure? There are always many hunters for free entertainment. The trip will be free of charge.But getting off a two-humped animal is not so easy. For the service, they will demand money and a lot. Lack of surrender Most of all, this deception is developed in the countries of Asia and the East. The seller supposedly has no change. He sends his assistant to change a large bill. Or he leaves himself, leaving the buyer in place. His absence may continue until the customer leaves.