Tourist Scams

If you haven’t been the target of a tourist scam, you probably haven’t been paying attention. Whether you’re visiting New York City or Rome, you are likely to be targeted by con artists and thieves. The helpful infographic below covers some of the most common rackets, but new ones are popping up all the time. I have been the target of many of the scams chronicled here. The most disturbing was probably the tossed “baby”. Since I had been warned ahead of time, I just let it drop on the pavement. Still, it was weirdly unnerving.

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