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Krystal Resort Associates Share Tips To Avoid Most Travel Scams

Krystal Resort associates say that if you knew how to avoid being scammed while traveling, you would probably do it. It is not fun to become a victim of a scam and if people took some basic steps they would avoid some of the most common travel scams. There are a few tips that will protect against some of the most popular scams advice the members of the Scam Prevention Team.

  • Do not trust strangers – Some of the scams that depend on gaining the trust of a traveler include the friendly and helpful stranger, the hotel food delivery and the front desk scam at hotels. Before you give out any sensitive and private information to a stranger, consider the problems that it can cause.
  • Keep your stuff in your hand – If you do not want to lose a piece of luggage while traveling, keep a hand on it. Even if you are distracted by unusual events around you, remember to hold onto your bags.
  • Don’t flash a lot of money – Scam artists target the people they think have money. Limit the amount of valuables you wear and do not show people how much money you have.
  • Take your time – The one thing the scam artists do not want to do is waste their time with someone. Most scams include some type of pressure to make a fast decision. If you are not sure about something, step back and take your time before making a decision.

Krystal Resort members say that these common sense tips will help prevent most travel scams from ever happening. They will make you less of a target and will allow you to enjoy your trip.

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Krystal Resort Members Say That Pick Pocket Scams Try Clean You Out

Krystal Resort scam prevention team members say that travelers are usually aware of the dangers of pickpockets. They know that pickpocket scams often take place in the areas where tourist are likely to be. They may also be aware of the fact that the scam artists work to distract the people they are trying to take any valuables from. What the travelers are not always aware of is how the scammers are able to distract them. There are several tools that the pickpockets can use.

  • Kids make great distractions – A crying child will make many tourists stop to try to help. When the tourist stops the scam artist swoops in and takes what they can.
  • Dropping bags – Pickpockets will pretend to fall and will drop their groceries on the ground. When the tourist steps in to help pick up the fallen goods, an accomplice will step in to get the valuables.
  • Spilled drinks – Some pickpockets will spill something on the tourist. They will then help the tourist clean up their clothes. While they are wiping the tourist down, they are also cleaning them out.

Krystal Resort members know that there are many other types of distractions that a pickpocket will take advantage of. A disturbance in public or a crowded subway will provide the cover that is needed. It only takes a good pickpocket a second to take what they want. It is also important to realize that many pickpockets work in teams. These scam teams allow one person to create the distraction while the other does the stealing. Travelers need to make sure that they have their valuables in a secure location while they are out in public to prevent anything from happening remind the members of the Scam Prevention Team.

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