Grand Solmar Timeshare Reveals 3 Common Summer Travel Scams

As the summer travel season winds to a close, Grand Solmar Timeshare is cautioning travelers on what to look out for when traveling in August.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (PRWEB) August 20, 2014

The Grand Solmar Timeshare Scam Reduction Squad has the sole purpose of informing travelers around the world about common travel scams and how they can avoid them. Many people do not realize that most scams can be avoided just by being informed on the many different tactics that scammers use in order to entice tourists. With the help of the Grand Solmar Timeshare Scam Reduction Squad, travelers are sure to enjoy safer trips no matter where they go.

1. The found ring scam.
Common in Paris, this scam involves a woman who will drop a ring in front of the traveler without them noticing it, then ask if the tourist has dropped a ring. Having not dropped anything, the tourist will say no. Upon further “inspection,” the woman will claim that the ring is made of genuine gold, and offer to sell it to the tourist since she claims she has no use for the “found” ring. If the traveler agrees to buy the ring, they end up paying a ridiculously high price for a ring that they come to find out is fake later on.

2. Roses for the pretty lady.
The Grand Solmar Timeshare Scam Reduction Squad shares that this scam is not one that is confined to areas with large volumes of tourists; reports of this scam have come from all over the world, even in travelers’ hometowns! This scam involves the selling of roses, but in a way that pressures the buyer into purchasing the flowers. A flower seller will approach a couple on the street, offering the woman a rose and complimenting her on how beautiful she is. When the significant other asks how much the rose is, the seller will quote a ridiculously high price, but will pressure that person into buying it. Otherwise, they will feel guilty.

3. Friendship bracelets that are not so friendly.
This is another common scam that is seen across the globe. A person will approach a tourist and offer them a friendship bracelet, claiming to welcome that person to their country. Regardless of what the traveler says, the person will try to take the tourists’ wrist and place the bracelet on them. Once the bracelet is on the person’s wrist, the bracelet maker will demand payment for their wares. The Grand Solmar Scam Reduction Squad advises that this scam is also used to distract travelers so that an accomplice can pickpocket them.

For more information about how to stay safe this summer, visit the Grand Solmar Scam Reduction Squad at http://grandsolmarresort.com.

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Grand Solmar Contact Information:
Av. Solmar No. 1A Col. Centro
Cabo San Lucas, BCS, México
C.P. 23450
Phone: 1-310-459-7276
Email: info(at)solmar(dot)com(dot)mx