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DONT LEAVE HOME WITHOUT ITDid you know that scams are the number 2 reason for travel insurance claims today? Falling victim to scammers or con artists is an expensive way to ruin your adventures.You might be planning the trip of a lifetime, or youMoreDONT LEAVE HOME WITHOUT ITDid you know that scams are the number 2 reason for travel insurance claims today? Falling victim to scammers or con artists is an expensive way to ruin your adventures.You might be planning the trip of a lifetime, or you may simply need to visit a new area for work. Scams are getting more sophisticated, and with crime levels rocketing in many countries, its best to be fully prepared by getting fully informed about the dangers. As new ways to part you from your cash and possessions proliferate, 250 Scams to Avoid While Traveling Worldwide will keep you out of harms way.Did you know that falling masonry, stranded motorists and even distressed donkeys can be a sign youre about to become a target? As someone who loves the freedom of travel but hates the risks, Ive drawn on my own approach to safety in even the wildest places to produce a series of books to help you get around without a hitch. This is both an essential companion for your trip and also a fascinating insight into the darker corners of the tourist world. 250 Scams to Avoid While Traveling Worldwide is your best bet for a successful, enjoyable journey.ARE YOU ABOUT TO BECOME ANOTHER CRIME STATISTIC?Once youve been taken in, the chances of recovering your money, property or health are one in a million. Whats worse, many insurance policies wont cover you in the event of a problem. Even if you can make a claim, youll be stuck in police stations filling out reports and dealing with paperwork for weeks before you see a cent.WHY LET YOUR HOLIDAY OR BUSINESS TRIP BE RUINED BY SCAMS?Out Smart Con Artists – And Avoid Getting Ripped Off* Discover how criminals are preying on travelers in your destination.* Stay safe and travel in peace.* Learn how to avoid trouble before it arrives.* Specific measures to combat specific scams.EVERY TYPE OF CON TRICK AND WHITE COLLAR CRIMESpecially Tailored Advice For Worldwide Travel* Travel and transport scams.* Hotels and accommodation scams.* Travel agents and travel clubs scams.* Shopping and entertainment scams.* Cash, credit card and ATM scams.* Government scams.* Internet and email scams.* Begging and street hustling scams.* Extortion, blackmail & fraud scams.* Police and fake police set-ups scams.* Scams aimed at women.AUTHENTIC, PRACTICAL ADVICEAs well as explaining how each scam works, the book includes clear instructions on staying out of the clutches of the criminals. Every scam and trick has been thoroughly researched, and real incidents and official sources have been checked for the very latest variations and developments. Trust a fellow traveler to bring you the inside track from the personal experiences of thousands of globetrotters.A WORD FROM THE AUTHORHaving traveled to over 40 countries, Ive had my fair share of experiences. Living in New York, Toronto, London and Seoul has balanced my outdoor adventures with some high octane urban ones. What I love about travel is the many opportunities to help and advise people it generates. Ive been through countless scams, acted as a witness and even helped to foil them. Bringing my real world knowledge and my skills as a researcher, teacher, and entrepreneur together, I hope this book makes a real difference to anyone heading abroad.