Tricks and cons used to defraud tourists and travellers of money or valuables, etc.

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Are these guys real or scammers? canadianvisaexpert.com

I came across these guys: canadianvisaexpert.com, who claim to be able to process visas to Canada, for work or study, for a fee of $467 (four hundred and sixty-seven dollars), and to carry out some ...
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Is there still any franc/ariary confusion risk in Madagascar?

Wikivoyage warns against franc/ariary confusion in Madagascar: The former currency Malagasy Franc (Franc Malgache) was replaced in 2005 by the Ariary (Ar-ee-ar) which is worth 5 Francs. For ...
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At airports in Cambodia, should I be prepared for a visa scam?

When entering Cambodia on land, many people write that the Cambodian officials will try to scam you for more money than the visa costs (US $20): We have already read about a bunch of scams the ...
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What's the deal with the “string people” in central Paris?

I've taken my fiancée to Paris twice - first for our 1st anniversary, and again for our 4th - and both times we had troubles with guys bothering us around the Sacré Coeur in Montmartre. They hang ...
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Explain this interaction between a traveller, a boy and a bag of bread in Nepal? [closed]

I aimlessly bumped into a youtube video. A traveller in Nepal seemed to call the poor little boy hiding behind a post an idiot? I don't understand what has happened between them? Is it a local scam or ...
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How can I tell if a visa agent is trustworthy?

I'm about to apply for a visa for an upcoming trip to China, so I'm looking into visa agents - those companies that will accept your passport and application documents by FedEx or UPS (etc.) shipment, ...