Has anyone ever been scammed/overcharged while traveling? Ofcourse you have. Share your stories.

Has anyone ever been scammed/overcharged while traveling? Ofcourse you have. Share your stories.

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    No because I’m American and there’s literally zero reason to leave my country lol. We have everything except old buildings.

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Had a girl stop me right before I came and asked for another 20€ for 30 more minutes. Went to town on her doggy as retaliation.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      I got overcharged for my taxi from the airport often. They wouldn't relent even if I told them the correct price. But usually I was so tired from the flight and it was still pretty cheap compared to prices back home so I was just like whatever.

      I never went whoring but apparently I give off a b***hes aura because I've been approached by gay guys offering me bjs multiple times abroad

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Damn that’s happened to me when I took to long. Literally got me by the balls. It was totally worth it though. I tore her apart. Furthermore:
      >girl faked being in the hospital (just went to a clinic to get a vitamin IV or something) and convinced me to part with $150 dollars to help pay for an operation she needed
      She video called me from the “hospital” acting tired and sick. I’d been fricking her for years and was smitten so I didn’t even think about it. Only in retrospect did I realize I had been had. Don’t even care tho.
      >bill padding at gogo bars
      If you pay attention and pay as you go this can be avoided. Only an extra $20. If you dispute it or make a scene security just beats your ass so yea
      >retaliatory short-changing for bring two girls to a beer bar with me and mogging the staff. Got short changed by 800 baht on a 1k baht note. Almost flew into a rage but got dragged out by the mogger qts I was with. They did it in self interest because the bar girls would’ve beat their ass and I’m sure some Thai security guards would’ve materialized out of the ether and beat my ass

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        I got overcharged a couple of times at bars in Thailand but it was only 100 baht here or there so didn't seem worth making a big fuss about, but I guess that's what they count on.

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    A nike store in Prague charged me $800 for $200 worth of stuff. I caught it the day we got back from our trip and called my credit card company to dispute it. No one would answer at the Nike store, so they gave me $600 back the next day. That's why you always use a credit card and never debit. If it had been a debit card, I probably never would have gotten the money back. You are so much more protected with credit card.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      I got offered a shitty belt for 350 pesos after refusing a quality one for 400 pesos, but ended up paying 250 pesos. The belt started falling apart in a few days. In the city, the same pieces of garbage sold for 60 pesos everywhere on the street.

      You made a $200 purchase, got charged $800, and didn't even bother to glance at the receipt? never got a fraud alert? you can denounce it as fraud and it will bounce.
      >credit card
      I will not play israelite debt games regardless of how perky the perks might be

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        You do know that you can use a credit card without debt games while still enjoying the additional security compared to a debit card?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      your CC company didn't refund the entire amount to you?

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was refueling at a PEMEX station in Mexico once. April 2022. I told the attendant to put 500 in the tank. He turned the pump on and walked away. Another dude carrying around some muffins came by and offered the muffins to me. I thought that they would be great for the road and bought a bag of 4 for 50 pesos. The dude then took the gas pump out of my van after it was done, hung it up, and then came up to me for the payment. He said "it'll be 500".
    Only one problem: he was not the PEMEX attendant, he was the wandering muffin seller.
    I told him that I have the 500, but will only give it to someone wearing a PEMEX uniform. He said that he helps out the attendant sometimes. Sure he does. I repeat my condition. The uniformed guy comes around looking all pissed, grabbed my bill without a word, and I drove off north across the Tamaulipas scrublands.

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Switzerland

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Some residential area hotel in Cancun the shady front desk guy charged me a couple hundred after I checked out under various Mexican singer's names. Also got pickpocketed my fresh ATM cash by some HOT troonys on the tourist strip, well their fat friend did but I was about to go for the hot one in the carpark around the corner before I realized the 3 of them had groped and robbed me.

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I one time thought a taxi driver was trying to 10x my fare in Bogotá, turned out he was asking for 5,000 pesos, not 50,000. I was so embarrassed I ended up paying him 30,000. All of these amounts are less than $20 CAD.

    I also had one woman keep the change as a gratuity (which they don’t do there). That was less than 50 cents, but honestly the only thing I can think of. I felt like I was in danger of being robbed once. The shoe shiners outside the malls are also annoying as hell, but other than that, no.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Wait, I forgot: When I was in Paris I bought a poster that I thought was a sketch from a gypsy. I offered like $20 CAD or so. He agreed really quickly so I tried to renegotiate but he was already packing it up and I was 17 so I didn’t know any better. I walked down the street and saw the same prints for sale for like $5. That one was annoying.

      I don’t even mind overpaying for things if the amount is that low, it was more the principle of the thing.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Paris is honestly the worst place when it comes to getting scammed. It's one big tourist trap.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          I did like Paris but I did find the presence of gypsies and Africans everywhere to be unpleasant. I was still a young and tolerant soul back then (2013 or so). There was a gypsy camp right outside our hotel, and every monument we went to had Africans selling models of the Eiffel Tower outside. I imagine it has only gotten worse since then.

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >first day somewhere
    >find a nice little trinket that i want to bring home for someone
    >"oh well, i'll buy it now instead of having to remember to go back for it later"
    >fast forward a few days. find the same trinket in 200 other shops for like half the price

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've always paid exactly the market price for a service in any country as dictated by the price of goods and labor at the time of issue.

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Walked through one of the souks in old Dubai

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