Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (PRWEB) August 22, 2014
Sometimes, it is the simplest scams that people routinely fall for, but with the right precautions and knowledge, these scams can be avoided. In an effort to equip tourists with the right knowledge this summer, the Grand Solmar Timeshare Scam Prevention Squad is sharing these scam avoidance tips with vacationers.
1. Map Seller
It is not uncommon for tourists to get lost while on vacations, especially if they are somewhere that they have never been before. When a helpful local approaches a tourist with a map, it may seem like a miracle. However, this local will more than likely unfurl the map in the traveler’s face, distracting them with enough time for their accomplice to pickpocket them.
2. Money Scams
The Grand Solmar Timeshare Scam Prevention Squad knows that one of the most common scams when it comes to money is the slow counting scam. Oftentimes, travelers are unfamiliar with the currency of the country that they are visiting. This can cause lots of problems, as unscrupulous servers can sometimes give back the wrong amount of change, and if travelers are unaware of how much each coin or note is worth, they can get taken advantage of. Another money scam that happens will occur when a cashier will count back change extremely slowly, oftentimes pausing throughout the process. Their hope is that the traveler will just get impatient and take whatever has already been counted, which is usually less than what the customer is owed.
3. Fake Takeout Menu
After a long day of sightseeing and activities, many travelers relish the chance to order in food at their hotel room. They should always be wary, however, of any takeout menus that find their way underneath traveler’s hotel doors. If the menu is fake, travelers end up ordering food, paying over the phone with a credit card, and then never receive any food but they will end up with a huge credit card bill at the end of the month. It is always important to consult with the hotel concierge to make sure that the phone numbers that appear on the flyers are for real restaurants in the area.
The Grand Solmar Timeshare Scam Prevention Squad always makes a concerted effort to inform travelers about possible scams that they may encounter while on vacation, in order to keep them safe on their next getaway. For more information about how to stay aware and protected, visit http://grandsolmarresort.com.
Grand Solmar Contact Information:
Av. Solmar No. 1A Col. Centro
Cabo San Lucas, BCS, México