Krystal Resort Provides Advice to Travelers on How to Avoid Distraction Scams

Krystal Resort Scam Prevention Team shares that there a wide range of scams that use different distractions to take advantage of people. Common distractions include spilling condiments on a person, throwing a fake baby in a blanket at someone, or utilizing street games and performances. One scammer provides all of these distractions, and their partner is then waiting for you to be entirely preoccupied and will then take that opportunity to pickpocket our wallet or other valuables.

The found ring is another common scam that is used as an easy distraction, but not for pickpocketing. The scammer will catch you off guard and come up to you while you are strolling on the sidewalk or checking out a great attraction. They will then ask if you have lost a ring and open up their palm to show you a piece of jewelry. When you say no, they will then put it on your finger and tell you that it looks quite good on you, and you should take it. The scammer will then go on to tell you that it appears to be very valuable and is made of gold, when in reality it is cheap brass.

If you decide finally to take it, they will tell you that they should get some money because they were the one who made this great find. In order to avoid confrontation, you may just pay for it and walk away. Krystal Resort Scam Prevention Team suggests that tourists can avoid being scammed from this by avoiding the person in general or just take the ring and put it at their feet and walk away.