Tourist Scams to Watch Out for This Summer

There are many ways that scammers take advantage of unsuspecting tourists, but more common schemes can be avoided if travelers stay alert, and take a few basic precautions.

For one thing, tourists should always be wary of anything offered for “free,” and of special deals that seem too good to be true.

The oft-repeated advice to stay alert and watch your valuables is true no matter where you are. Travelers should also have a plan in case something goes wrong, including keeping some extra cash and identification in a safe spot, and knowing who to contact for help in a given destination.

The following rundown of scams, categorized by type and location, provides a solid primer for tourists. Check out these common tactics before your next trip, so you won’t have to learn the hard way:

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