Beware the “Let’s Have a Drink” Scam
I’ve been scammed before in Budapest and there’s a good chance I’ll be scammed again since I travel so much. But my colleague Tom Brosnahan, in his travel guide from Turkey, just alerted me to the “Let’s have a drink” executed by men, which is a new take on a scam I know well (it was women who got us in Budapest).
As you’ll see, the “Let’s have a drink” scam leaves you paying a drink bill of hundreds or even thousands of dollars or Euros. As Tom explains, robbers love it because it’s easy, and their risk of identification, arrest, trial, and punishment is almost non-existent. That’s also why it happens in many cities (even London), and certainly in Istanbul. Click here to read how it works and how to avoid it.
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