At some point in life we all dream of going to the States or living there, thanks to the pop culture in the West that’s influencing the travel ideas of the population. United States of America, the land of opportunities, has surprised everyone who has set foot on its soil for better or worse, and if you come from a cultural background that differs greatly from that of the United States, the behavior of Americans may be very strange, annoying, or even upsetting to you at first or until you start seeing the brighter side of the coin.
“Mahn, he ripped me off with $100, be careful while you visit there”.
Such conversation is pretty common amongst backpackers and you definitely know what we are talking about if you have been part of one. Stories of scams are routinely exchanged among travelers and if you think that victims are those who don’t travel much, it’s definitely time to think again.
Tourists make tempting targets for tricksters all across the world. Shady people simply love to take advantage of travelers, and unless you are careful, it’s easy to become a victim. In a study, Barcelona was named as the world’s worst city for holiday scams, while visitors to Paris and Rome were also warned to be cautious. Let’s talk about some well known scams and see as to how one can avoid it.