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Helpful locals

These scams are based upon the idea of offering you help or advice that is actually deceptive, trusting that you will rely on the scammer's "local knowledge". They usually involve giving advice that results in you paying for something that you otherwise wouldn't or going somewhere you don't want to go. Some scams in which a helpful local offers to cut you a good deal can be outright fraudulent such as convincing you to buy fake gems for example but many simply get you to pay for something that you wouldn't pay for if you knew the area better.

One of the biggest traps of these kinds of scams is the desire to be polite to people who are polite and friendly to you; and the scammers know this. While you shouldn't become a hard-nosed nasty person, you should receive unsolicited offers of help with polite caution, and, when you are reasonably certain that you're being scammed, there's no need to be polite in fending it off: feel free to walk away or speak firmly at the person. Yelling for help could be necessary, but it will often just attract more (unwanted) attention. Pretending they don't exist, which entails not making eye contact, not walking faster, not saying 'hello' or 'no', will often humiliate them or tire them out without frustration on your part. Do not respond if they call you racist to attract your attention. Another common mistake is to say 'no thank you', in which case they have their 'foot in the door' tactic up and running and feel that they can engage in a conversation with you.

Another trap is the "too good to be true" offers: they are almost certainly not true.

Rental car claims of damage

When you rent a car, you are rushed through the process of checking for prior damage, including scratches. You are often rushed through this process, and the agent may not be so happy about you taking your time to do it. The vehicle already has plenty of scratches or dents, so it is impossible for your eyes to catch all of them.

When you return the vehicle, you are hit with a rude awakening. The agency is accusing you of having caused damage to the vehicle, and is now holding you responsible. The agency has pointed out to you damage to a part of the vehicle it is difficult to notice, and it was probably there before. But they will not tell you that. You are charged hundreds, even thousands of dollars for it onto your credit card on the spot. They have probably charged this to multiple customers, even though the money is needed only once to repair it, and the amount they charge greatly exceeds the actual repair cost. In fact, they most likely will never repair it and will sell or trade the vehicle once their time with it is up.

Pay toilet scams

In places where pay toilet exists, the scammer positions him/herself in a location enroute to the restrooms. This gives the appearance that this is the person you are supposed to pay for the service. Then, after paying and passing this person, the victim is unexpectedly met by the true attendant who must be paid, a turnstile where coins must be fed, or else there is no fee to use the toilet at all.

Dual menus

A bar or restaurant gives you a menu with reasonable prices and takes it away with your order. Later they present a bill with much higher prices. If you argue, they produce a menu with those higher prices on it. This scam is known in bars in China among other places. The best way to avoid this is to stay out of sleazy tourist bars.

You could also try hanging on to your menu or paying when your drinks or food are delivered, preferably with the right change. Watch out for asking for a menu in English, as the prices on the menu are sometimes higher than the menu in the native language, although because of the difficulty of navigating a Mandarin menu and the likelihood that the price even with the foreigner surcharge is still pretty low, non-Mandarin-readers may want to write this off as a translation fee.

A variation of this scam is ordering off the menu, where your waiter will offer you a "special" that is not shown on the menu. The meal will not be very special but will come with a price considerably higher than anything else on the menu.

Passport as security for debt or rental

You rent equipment like a jet ski or motorbike. You are asked to give your passport as a security guarantee. After returning the rented goods, the owner claims you damaged them and will ask for exaggerated prices to compensate or claim to have "lost" your passport (later the police or lost property office want a substantial "donation" for its return). If you do not agree, they threaten to keep your passport. This scam is used in almost all tourist resorts in Thailand and is very effective.

Never hand over your passport as a security or guarantee in any circumstances. Pay cash (and get a receipt), or hand over something comparatively worthless, like your library card. You can also try going elsewhere (often the threat will be enough).

Friendly locals wanting to go out for a drink

While walking down the street you may be approached by attractive friendly locals wanting to go out for a beer or a drink, usually in an overpriced bar. Then they tell you the drink costs way more than it actually does. Most of the times, threatening bouncers will force you to pay, and even accompany you to the nearest ATM. Even worse, they might just wait for you to become inebriated and take your money. Another version of this scam: a local guy comes up to you all smiling and says: "Hey, where are you from?" Then, what a coincidence, that happens to be the country they will be studying in next year on an exchange program! Can they invite you for a coffee so that they can ask you questions about your country and get to know it better? If you go to a cafe with them you find yourself suddenly surrounded by a whole group of threatening looking guys who ask that you hand over your wallet and phone. Common in Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam.

Maradona

Someone will approach you and attempt to engage you in a conversation (in English), usually about something vaguely illicit. Seconds later, two men will appear in plain clothes but flashing legitimate-looking police badges. They will accuse you and your "new acquaintance" of some illegal activity (usually 'currency swapping'), and demand to see your wallet and/or passport.

Do not hand them these things! Keep your documents and belongings in your pocket and out of sight.

Walk away, or yell, or tell them outright that you do not believe that they are the police or suggest that you all walk to the lobby of a nearby hotel (or police station) because you are not comfortable taking out your wallet or papers in the street. These conmen thrive because the police fail to enforce laws against nonviolent crime and some foreigners are easily fooled. They will not physically attack you: the treatment of violent offenders is severe (these men are professionals, and they would never be foolish enough to chance a physical attack). Do not threaten or try to fight them.

извор: http://wikitravel.org/en/Scams

Листа је дугачка па је цитиран само део. Све можете видети на датом линку.

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Ranoranioče, šta misliš o tome da prevedeš ovo za članak na sajtu?

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Радо, али не могу да обећам, свакако не скоро и како нисам преводилац, не бих гарантовао квалитет :) Требало би да осмислите неку форму за лакше ангажовање добровољаца за конкретне задатке...

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Trebalo bi, slažem se. Makar za prevodilačke poslove.

Ako imaš vremena, prevedi jedan deo pa nam pošalji. Kvalitet se da ispraviti. Najvažniji je entuzijazam da se pomogne :)

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Koliko sam shvatio, ima tu stvari koje se ne poklapaju. Vodič bi se mogao dopuniti?

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Доста тога је побројано. Викитравел је опширнији. Нпр. ове преваре са изнајмљивањем возила су честе а нису наведене итд.. Могли бисте допунити тај или објавити наставак, са оним што није наведено. Прошло је више од три године а преваранти су све креативнији.

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Možda da napravimo gdoc, pa da onda zajedno dopunjujemo tekst?

Ne znam, doduše, je li to fer prema Vuku, možda bi pre svega trebalo njega pitati?

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Да, можда је наставак бољи избор, са линком ка том тексту на почетку.

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