Travelers Beware…

When my mother-in-law recently visited Paris, she noticed the same scam occurring more than once on the subway: a woman would drop a gold ring on the ground, then ask if it was an unsuspecting passerby’s, hoping to ‘phish’ for people who would then buy the ring from her. While this is a fairly low-key scam, I recently read of some more noteworthy scams. As usual, traveling requires a bit of homework, so be sure to always be prepared—case in point: I’m heading to Costa Rica and Honduras in a few weeks and just learned that I may need malaria medicine for the Honduras portion (say this five times fast: “Take your Lariam in the Malaria area.”).

In the meantime, enjoy this NBC news post on travel scams to be aware of:

http://overheadbin.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/08/12/7357127-10-popular-travel-scams-around-the-world

Anything that looks to good to be true, usually is exactly that...*I also apologize for my infrequent posts as of late; I’m in the midst of last-minute wedding planning mayhem… wish us luck!*

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About Kaitlin Solimine

Kaitlin Solimine was raised in New Hampshire but has considered China a second home for the past two decades. She is the author of the award-winning forthcoming novel Empire of Glass and co-founder of Hippo Reads, a media start-up connecting academic insights with real world issues. She lives in Singapore.
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