20 QUICK MIND-NUMBING FACTS ABOUT TRAVELLING AND CONMEN TODAY

‘At the moment, criminals that prey on tourists might have to shift their focus to the locals if they want to continue making money.’

We do not necessarily have to purchase an item or expect a service to be rendered before we give out money. At times, we do it as an act of kindness, while on other occasions, it is taking from us without our consent.

‘Also, the elderly person might sometimes claim to be fortune tellers and threaten to place a curse on you for belittling them. The aim is to swindle you based on fear.’

At the moment, criminals that prey on tourists might have to shift their focus to the locals if they want to continue making money. This is due to the travel ban which is a result of covid-19. The coronavirus pandemic has been a major disaster for the tourism industry in general, with the possibility to wipe off the expected earnings of companies such as; Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Marriott International Inc., Hyatt Hotels Corp., Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., Airbnb, Vrbo and Booking Holdings Inc., Uber, etc. Since the earnings and share price of most companies in the tourism industry are down, a company like Airbnb will need to be patient for the market to recover to an extent in order not to lose so much value during its IPO.

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‘We have a few dishonest Jewellers and BDC operators. If you intend to sell pieces of jewellery out of distress, then look up authorised Jewellers or Pawn Shops within the city.’

Below are some of the commonly used scams:

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