The Grand Solmar Timeshare Scam Avoidance Group knows that scammers have come up with countless ways to take advantage of tourists, whether it be for as little as a few dollars, or as much as an expensive piece of jewelry. Which it is less common now than ever before to get scammed, especially n more developed parts of the world, there are still several scams that are extremely easy to spot, yet many tourists seem to fall for time and time again.
One of the most common ways that travelers seem to get taken advantage of is through people who dress up as fake police officers. This is why the Grand Solmar Timeshare Scam Avoidance Group urges travelers to research the uniforms of the police officers in the locations that they are visiting, whether it be at home or abroad. This is an especially important step to take before traveling to another country, as oftentimes, the uniforms of the police officers will be completely different than what the travelers are used to.
Be wary of any police officer who claims to want to check your passport because there is an “issue with your passport” before they take a look at it, or claiming that there have been issues with counterfeit bills in the area. If you do give your wallet to these fake police officers, they will make a big spectacle of sifting through your wallet before giving you the “all clear.” Once you walk off, you’ll notice that you are missing a little, or more often than not, a lot of money from your wallet.
The best way to avoid this common scam that people continuously fall for (for fear that they will get in trouble with the real authorities of the country) is to never give your passport to anyone. If they insist on seeing your passport or wallet, offer to walk with them to the police station or embassy. This will usually scare scammers off.