Don’t Fall for These 10 Scary Traveler Scams
Hopping aboard a transcontinental flight on route to a new, ready-to-explore destination is a rush. Traveling teaches us about the world, sure. But, more than that, it teaches us about ourselves. By rebelling against our comfort zones and jumping in to new experiences, we grow. But you already know that.
You also probably already know that, unlike your comfort zone, traveling presents a lot of inherent risks. It’s a sad reality, but it’s a reality that rings true. You, as a tourist, are a two-bit criminal’s dream target. After all, you have absolutely no idea where you are, no idea where to go for help, and no clue what the scammers have in store.
My advice? First, purchase a map. Then make sure you have the local Police on speed dial. Protecting yourself against scammers is a little more involved. But don’t worry, I’ll help you through that part too.