Research International Scams Ahead of Time
Hopefully, you’ll be traveling internationally this summer, and if so, you’ll be wise to do some research before you leave. There have been times I’ve been scammed abroad that could have been avoided if I’d only read a website or two. Like the time my two buddies and I got taken in Budapest by a couple of “college girls” who wanted to go out drinking. If we had read the US State Department’s page on Hungary, it never would’ve happened; not only was the scam listed, but the bars that were taking part, as well.
In addition to reading State Department advice, I also recommend studying similar pages on Australia’s, Canada’s and the United Kingdom’s sites. They all provide helpful information to their citizens that sometimes differs from what we get in the US. The links above direct to each site’s page for France since it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
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