Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (PRWEB) August 11, 2014
As summer draws to a close, many travelers are looking to take last-minute trips around the world. While travelers need not live in fear that everywhere they go they will be scammed, it is important to stay vigilant and be informed about some of the common scams that are happening around the world this August. The Grand Solmar Timeshare Scam Avoidance Group is assisting in these efforts.
1. Recording Artist Scam
This scam is most commonly found in big cities, especially in places like New York City and Las Vegas. The recording artist scam involves a friendly local who will grab a traveler’s attention by offering them a CD and asking them to check out their music. Oftentimes they will ask questions like, “Do you like (insert type of music here).” They will more than likely say that the tourist will do them a huge favor by spreading their name and letting their friends and family listen to the CD. When the traveler accepts the CD, they will demand payment, and if the traveler refuses, the artist will get some of their friends who are nearby to intimidate the tourist into paying.
2. Fake Ticket Scam
This scam occurs equally at home and abroad. Outside of any sporting, music or other event, scalpers will inevitably be outside of the venue, offering to buy tickets or selling tickets to premium seating areas at extremely low prices. Travelers beware: oftentimes these tickets are not real, or have already been used. Though it may cost more, it is always better to go through official avenues to obtain tickets to popular events shares the Grand Solmar Timeshare Scam Avoidance Group.
3. Helpful Bank Local
A common scam in Europe where languages often have characters that are unfamiliar to many travelers goes as follows: an extremely friendly local will offer to help travelers with the confusing ATMs in the area. Travelers should be advised that, more than likely, these scammers are memorizing the tourists’ pin code in order to use it when they pickpocket the traveler later on warns the Grand Solmar Timeshare Scam Avoidance Group. Other times, they will simply run off with the money that has been withdrawn.
For more tips on how to stay safe this August, visit http://grandsolmarresort.com.
Grand Solmar Contact Information:
Av. Solmar No. 1A Col. Centro
Cabo San Lucas, BCS, México