Whenever someone tries to sell you something on vacation at a price that just seems too good to be true, you should always be wary and cautious because more than likely, it is too good to be true. In order to protect travelers, Krystal Resort Scam Reduction Group is sharing information about a common scam to avoid on your next getaway.
Salesman in Trouble Needing Help:
In this scam, a well-dressed and well-spoken man will approach you and tell you that he is a leather jacket salesman who is in need of directions to get to a local landmark. After some small talk, he will seem friendly enough to become an acquaintance, and he will most likely say that you have a lot in common. When you decide to part ways and he gets to his car, he will offer you a “designer leather jacket” that he insists on giving to you as a gift for your kindness and help in getting to his destination. Once he has done this, he will mention that for some reason, his credit card is not working and that he needs some gas for his car. After all of the small talk that you have made, you will want to help your new friend and you give him some money to fill up his tank shares the Krystal Resort Scam Reduction Group. Once he has driven away, you will realize that the jacket is vinyl and you paid way too much for it.
While many people want to help others, it is always important to be wary of people when you are in a tourist-heavy area, as these are the locations that many scam artists like to frequent.