Scams of Travel

List of travel scams, and scams on the Internet, we truly need to be careful.


Scam or Con Defined:
A confidence trick or confidence game (also known as a bunko, con, flim flam, gaffle, grift, hustle, scam, scheme, swindle or bamboozle) is an attempt to defraud a person or group by gaining their confidence. The victim is known as the mark, the trickster is called a confidence man, con man, confidence trickster, grifter, or con artist, and any accomplices are known as plants. Confidence men or women exploit characteristics of the human psyche such as greed, both dishonesty and honesty, vanity, compassion, credulity, irresponsibility, naïveté, and the thought of trying to get something of value for nothing or for something far less valuable. Confidence men or women have victimized individuals from all walks of life.

Vetting of Community Members:

We continually vet members of the Hobo community, to slow down misguided members who prey on friendships.

List of Travel Scams:

If a person walks up and wants to talk to you for any reason in the Philippine do not for any reason go with person, especially the men. They will come up with something they really want to show you and it will appear plausible.

Unfortunately the best scams you will never know existed, because they are scams of over-charging and you think you paid normal price while you may have paid 10 times the going rate. Happens in 5 Star Hotels and especially will bell captains and taxi drivers. Go outside the system.

The person starts with card tricks and then a fun game of small change poker, then you have a perfect hand and the person across from you wants to bet the big money, you get tempted because it seems perfect. (Philippines)

ATM SCAM ALERT - Contributed by Lynn

Links to Page of Travel Scams:

I Am Pregnant Scam

The "I Am Pregnant Scam" explained, how a possible girlfriend sucks cash out of a man.

I Forgot My Cellphone In Taxi Scam - Scams

I Forgot My Cellphone In Taxi Scam - Scams

Scams of Travel

List of travel scams, and scams on the Internet, we truly need to be careful.


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