There are a couple of things every savvy traveller already knows to keep in mind when going abroad. Google Earth-ing the address of a sketchy hostel and always keeping a second form of ID on you are practically no-brainers to the jaded jet-setter.
But would you think to double-check the cash change that a cabbie gave you back for counterfeit bills? Or that the adorable French gamin asking if you can spare a euro for Unicef is actually eyeing your wristwatch? According to data from insurance agency AIG, these are just some of the weird, country-specific scams that local con artists use to part tourists from their valuables.
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Source Credits: Lilli Petersen in Refinery29. Photo by National Geographic.