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Know the tricks they use to steal around the world

Tourists are the easiest prey of criminals around the world for various reasons

Traveling is one of the most enriching experiences of a person's life. Meeting new people and different realities "add miles" to anyone's existence. However, you should always be alert. Tourists are the easiest prey of criminals around the world for several reasons: they are easily trusted by locals or do not know the customs of a particular place.

That is why, when traveling the planet, there are certain precautions to take to avoid being a victim of a criminal strategy. Users of the Quora platform unveiled the most common tricks they have come across in different countries, for which they became easy prey to thieves. Then the most recurrent:

Food stains or pigeon droppings

There are several variants but the mechanism turns out to be almost always the same. In general the tourist is splashed by another person with dressings such as ketchup or even dove droppings. In this case, someone offers to clean them with a handkerchief and in the chaos of the moment they use to steal the wallet or some other personal property.

Drop the keys

Sometimes, these tricks take advantage of the kindness of people. One common is to drop the keys or another object, and when the tourist kneels to pick it up, the thief takes advantage of the moment of confusion to steal. Several users revealed that they were victims of this strategy.

There are certain precautions to take to avoid being a victim of a criminal strategy

Care of the calves

A user told another amazing experience that happened in Rio de Janeiro in a micro: "I heard the sound of coins falling at my feet and I saw a man next to me crouching, and grabbed me very hard ankle. But I could not.I got irritated and shouted to him to release me and suddenly released me and stood at an angle where I could not see his face.I was so relieved that I did not realize until I got off the micro that my money had disappeared".

Hotel or Airport Discount

During the confusion at check in at the reception of a hotel, tourists are easy victims

During the confusion at check in at a hotel reception, tourists are easy victims. A traveler shared that especially at the time that they arrive transfers and they leave, the amount of people in the reception is so much that one does not realize who is staying in the hotel and who is not, so it is a moment to have Careful, so nobody steals your luggage.

False friends

The most sociable travelers are more susceptible to this trick

More sociable travelers are more susceptible to this trick. An American tourist said that when he was in Shanghai a group of girls taking photos asked him for help to take his portraits. Then they started a conversation and invited him to go to a traditional tea house, which charged an exorbitant figure, which earned the girls a commission for having led him there with false intentions.

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