Caribbean Cruise Line Scam Watch Presents A List Of 5 Travel Scams To Avoid
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Florida (OPENPRESS) July 20, 2011 - Caribbean Cruise Line Scam Watch is pleased to bring you this guide to help you avoid falling victim to any travel scam. Travel scams are all around us and unfortunately, travel scams tend to be near the top of the heap. It seems that for every legitimate travel offer there is one that isn't which is why Caribbean Cruise Line Reviews Scams to avoid. Caribbean Cruise Line Complaints Board is also here to assist you in resolving issues as they arise.
Dishonest merchants will often add an extra zero or two to a credit card receipt or extra numbers at the beginning of the amount when submitting their merchant's copy of the signed credit card receipt to the credit card provider. We recommend taking the time to write long horizontal lines before and after the charge amount on any receipt you write for a credit card purchase.
The money-drop scam
This is a common scam, particularly in less developed countries. What happens is a tough guy rushes past an obvious tourist and "accidently" drops a wad of hundred dollar bills. Another guy then begins to pick up the money at your feet and offers to share it with you. Whether you take the money or not, the original tough guy reappears shortly after the other one leaves and demands you pay the full amount back to him. Lonely Planet reports that this scam is particularly common in Moscow's Red Square.
The ATM receipt scam
How vacationers handle their ATM receipts is the source of an ongoing scheme. Scammers can spot vacationers in a heartbeat and when they see one at an ATM machine they look to see if they put their ATM receipts in a nearby trash can. If they do, the scam artists will retrieve the receipt to determine how much money was withdrawn and if there is an account balance on the receipt. They can then trail the man or woman until the right moment and rob them of their recently received cash or force them to withdraw the balance of their account or do both.
The pour scam
This is particularly common at hotels and casino chains. What happens is bartenders with ring you up for a premium liquor but bring you the house brand and use the premium liquors for a future customer without ringing it up and pocket the change, or charge you for a premium liquor, pour you the house brand and pocket the difference.
The spill scam
This scam usually involves two persons. The first one will spill a drink or something on you and then offering to help you wipe it off. While they are distracting you, his or her partner will go for your wallet, passport, camera, luggage or anything else that is easily obtainable in the confusion.
At Caribbean Cruise Line, we hope you have had -- or will have -- a great vacation this year and have avoided any unpleasantness such as travel scams.