Seasoned travelers know that safety is paramount — especially when you’r e traveling alone. Even the most innocent-looking pizza menu or lost bracelet can double as a sneaky ploy to grab your money or passport.

The folks at have a compiled the most common scams you’ll encounter on your travels. While some scams are more common in certain areas, it should be noted that anything can happen anywhere — and that the majority of sidewalk flower salesmen are not crooks.

Be on your guard, but don’t forget to have fun, because the people you’ll meet are fundamentally good (except for the ones who snatch your credit card, of course).


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