Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (PRWEB) July 17, 2014
Grand Solmar Timeshare knows that many vacationers will be heading out to enjoy a hard-earned getaway time this summer. No matter where vacationers set off to, there is always the concern of falling victim to a scam. While some destinations have a much higher incidence of scams than others, travelers can stay safe and secure while traveling by being aware of these common scams that focus around distracting a tourist.
1. The Clipboard Scam
When it comes to distraction scams, the goal is to get the traveler’s attention completely and for long enough to take some of their belongings. The best way to protect oneself against falling victim to these scams is to stay vigilant and aware of one’s surroundings, and to not let oneself get distracted in an area with lots of people, shares the Grand Solmar Timeshare scam reduction team. One scam that is commonly seen throughout the world and especially in Europe is that of the clipboard scam, where someone on the street will approach a tourist with a clipboard, asking them to sign a petition, and then while they are signing, the tourist is pickpocketed.
2. The Stain Scam
This scam is seen throughout the world and can have many variations. In a nutshell, someone will come up to a tourist telling him or her that they have a stain on their shirt. Oftentimes, they claim that there is bird poop or some kind of condiment stain on the traveler’s shirt, and will offer to wipe it off with a napkin that they procure. If the traveler is foolish enough to take off their backpack or put down their purse to deal with the stain, an accomplice will quickly snatch the tourist’s personal belongings and take off with them. The best way to avoid this scam is to never take off a backpack or put down a purse shares the Grand Solmar Timeshare scam reduction team.
3. Photo Scams
Most tourists will bring along their cameras on their getaways to capture the vistas and moments that they experience throughout the duration of their trip. It is important for travelers to be aware of their surroundings at all times and not get distracted while taking pictures or talking to locals, especially if they are carrying an expensive camera. The best thing to do is to keep the camera around one’s neck at all times, which makes it much harder for scammers to steal, recommends the Grand Solmar Timeshare scam reduction team.
The Grand Solmar Timeshare scam reduction team believes that knowledge is power, and the more travelers know about common scams, the more protected they are against falling victim to these scams. For more information, visit http://www.grandsolmarresort.com.
Grand Solmar Contact Information:
Av. Solmar No. 1A Col. Centro
Cabo San Lucas, BCS, México