When I read Wikitravel for some countries, I see reference to the "Millionaire's Ride" (or similar) where you hail a taxi (to go to your hotel, say) but the taxi driver drives you to an ATM and forces you to withdraw all the money you can before abandoning you in a decrepit part of town. Such warnings are in place for Bogota, Mexico City and some other South American cities.
I had the following questions:
- While in the scam, is there anything you can do? Of course, you wouldn't want to resist if the person has a weapon.
- Other than contacting the police, what should one do immediately after getting to civilization? Can the banks do something about this?