“Your chauffeur will try to tell you your hotel or hostel is overbooked or even closed,” says Kepnes. They’ll then offer to take you to another good hotel close by, which is typically run by a pal or household member. They’ll get a cut of your booking cost, and you’ll be none the wiser.
a scene in the hopes you would rather give them some money than be ashamed.” “You rent a bike, and then when you bring it back, the owner needs additional payment or expensive repairs due to the fact that there is some damage you didn’t understand about. I see this rip-off a lot in Southeast Asia and other developing regions of the world,” states Kepnes. This basic scam could amount to a substantial costs, especially if your travel insurance does not cover motorbike hire, which is typically an “opt-in” part of policies. To avoid it, he suggests taking images of the bike and using your own lock.