Beware Of These Common Tourist Scams From Around The World

Travelers have to be really careful nowadays. It seems that everywhere you turn, there’s someone looking to take your money. Scam artists get really creative with their money-taking tactics, too.

Keep reading to learn all about the ways people try to take your hard-earned cash while you’re out exploring the world. Knowledge really is the best weapon against these scams.

The Friendship Bracelet

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Photo Credit: Tony Barson/FilmMagic
Photo Credit: Tony Barson/FilmMagic

In places such as Paris, Rome, Barcelona, and Cairo, people will come up to you and tie a friendship bracelet around your wrist. They’ll say that the bracelet is free, but while you’re occupied, their accomplices will try to pickpocket you.