Post here if you ever got scammed during your travels Posted on March 5, 2023 by Anonymous I got scammed twice by Taxi drivers in the Philippines.
I don't visit shitholes so no, I don't get scammed.
>mfw i only visit eastern europe and east asia
>I don’t visit shitholes
>here’s these shitholes I visit
I’m getting mixed messages my man
I thought i was getting scammed at a tea ceremony in China but I wasn’t required to buy any tea. And I dated the girl that got me off the street in Shanghai for like months afterward.
Tea ceremonies are mostly scams, but teahouses are fun. Especially the ones in the interior of China. The number of teahouses there were in Chengdu was kinda insane.
I once paid $7 for a taxi in India when it should've been less than $1. What a bloody outrage, it was.
bloody bastard bitch
Hotel Price advertised
"Okay thats not bad"
You can avoid that by looking up prices via an European or Australian VPN.
The "taxes not included" scam is the one thing I hate about staying in the US and Japan to a lesser degree.
As a young stupid naive tourist I lost about 50 euros in Berlin (I think they were Gypsies) to a street card game.
They made it seem I was playing against someone random but I think he was all part of the act when he won.
Dude how fucking dumb are you. I went on a trip with my 10 year old nephew, who is retarded even for a 10 year old and he laughed at those games because it was so obviously a trick. I’ve always thought anyone that does them is just giving a handout to them while having some “fun”.
Congrats on your nephew growing up in an environment of deceit so prevalent that it pervades his pysche. Contracts on the other guy for being born in a country where people aren't pieces of shit
Taxis overcharging outsiders is hardly a 'scam'.
It is a scam, and thanks to apps like uber and grab I don't have to subject myself to their cheap cologne, shitbox cars and rotten thirdoid attitutes. Thank fuck those gays are being put out of business, "cabbies" can go eat a dick
I got partially scammed by a taxi driver in Sofia, Bulgaria. I didn't even have the cash on me because I knew it was such a short trip so he had to accept much less than what he asked for, lol
A taxi man told me he made 300% because of traffic lights, he was at least a honest guy
Starting tax at 2.40 is the real scam not the driver
Sure I got tourist priced a couple of times, but it's not a scam if you agree both on the price right? I say a free market.
>I fell for a catfish in Europe
>matched on tinder, asked for instagram
>not crazy attractive, looked like a regular chick
>talked to me on live video
>showed titties and ask to see my Willy
>screenshot and ended the call
>threatened to send it to everyone following me on instagram unless I paid 500 euro
My family followed me on instagram. They likely have seen my cock.
When you paid, did they fuck off?
I got scammed by a taxi driver coming from the airport in CDMX. He took me to the wrong spot, and said that was what was written on the receipt (i paid in the airport and then just handed him the receipt). So I paid double because I was really exhausted from the flight and also there was a language barrier. After that I haven't used taxis at all and just do uber instead
I got gently scammed in Saigon
>Arrive at 8pm
>Grab from the aiport
>get to hotel
>woman shows up "you want to check in?"
>"my sister will take you to a different hotel that we own"
>takes me to another building with the same name (turns out there are 3 of the same hotel within a block)
>the price is [more than what it said on Booking.com]
>"check your mail you changed booking"
>hotel is shit
It was only an extra $15 or something for 3 nights but fuck it annoyed me getting immediately ripped off within an hour of arriving in the country. In hindsight I don't even know why I garden gnomeed out and booked a cheap hotel.
Common bait and switch tactic in Vietnam when booking run down hotels through OTAs. You need to read reviews to avoid places like that.
What do you consider being scammed? In Thailand cab drivers won't turn on the meters and a 200 baht taxi ride becomes a 500 baht taxi ride. But it's still paying $15 for a taxi ride that would cost $30+ anywhere else in the world. So while technically I'm being scammed, the taxi driver is only scamming me so he gets a reasonable wage for his labor.
>reasonable wage for his labor
The cost of living is a lot lower there. Charging even half of what we pay in the west is not a reasonable wage. The local rate is reasonable relative to the cost of living
Okay, but why? Why is US money worth more than Thai money? And why should I care if some dirt poor Thai man tries to charge me a couple of dollars extra when he's driving me around town? Gas sure as shit isn't cheaper, and at the rates they're charging for "legit" services is barely above what it costs in gas.
You are ruining the market by artificially inflating prices in the service sector, resulting in higher prices and/or lower supply for locals.
it's like throwing trash in the street, sure it won't affect you but somebody else will have to pick it up eventually.
It's okay to pay more than locals but keep it within limits.
You poor, sad retard
I paid double the price for some indonesian piece of decorative clothing. They looked authentic and handmade because the design was crappy, turned out its one of the most famous design that can buy anywhere
>some friends from my HS want to go to an all-inclusive resort in Punta Caña in DR
>I go with them
>me and one bro, and four girls were friends with
>get to our room
>doorman shows us how to use the safe
>leave my passport and $300 cash in there and go to the beach
>return eight hours later and the cash is gone
>at least he left my passport
Honestly $300 lost for all the traveling I’ve done? Not bad. Plus I was a dipshit 19 yo. But $300 while in college is astronomical, so I was sad.
>use the super secret escort website fiwfans that sighsee taught me
>find a girl at midnight
>cute as fuck
>eating her out
>she taste kinda funny
>she puts on a rubber
>it’s too tight
>you know we don’t need to use it if you give me a little extra(2000) I don’t do this for anyone you know teehee~
>go bare on her
>nut like the fist of the North Star in her
>leaves feeling special
>next day got mad food poisoning
>look up her page
>translate her reviews
>she will do anything
Guys how fucked am I? It’s fucking midnight how many loads did this bitch take before me?
>eating her out
>next day got food poisoning
>Got scammed into creampieing an escort
If it's a legit escort agency you're probably fine.
Unless you have an abnormally large dick, standard-sized condoms shouldn't feel "too tight," even in an Asian country. She probably used an XS-sized condom on purpose to make you feel uncomfortable and finesse you into paying extra for bareback.
If you're worried about STDs, you probably won't experience any symptoms until about a month later. The food poisoning could've been actual food poisoning from something you ate, or it could be a "negative placebo," ie. you had lingering thoughts after eating her out, and your body made you sick because you think you might be sick.
>standard-sized condoms shouldn't feel "too tight," even in an Asian country.
No this is wrong. I've been to Thailand. The condoms they sell at the stores are too small, you have to actually read the packages and find the right size, the standard size they sell is 47mm which if you have an average BWC then it will feel way too tight and most likely snap.
I guess it’s not food poisoning, I just had like super diarrhea for like a few days. Now it’s gone. That shot about it being in my head also sounds true.
Tiny penis men have entered the chat
Look at this homo, focusing on other men's dicks.
You definitely overpaid. You said you paid *extra*, implying that you already paid something, then paid another 2000 on top of that. The standard rate should be 2000 all-inclusive. You should not be paying extra for anything, even if you're doing bareback or anal. They're just supposed to do that by default.
>be in New York
>ask hotel to call taxi for me
>hop into taxi
>Israeli flag inside
>driver tells me he's a doctor in his home country
>asks if Ive ever been to Tel Aviv
>tells me I should go, by the way, we're taking this route to the airport it's faster
>I'm just watching the fare go higher and higher
>takes 20 minutes despite there being no traffic
>arrive at the airport and fare is $50
>jesus christ I could have rented a limo for this price
>check my credit card statement and find out Schlomo gave himself a $25 tip after I left the cab
>dispute it with the bank
>get my $25 back a month later
I hope Tel Aviv gets nuked.
Tbh New York taxis are expensive as fuck anyway. A yellow cab costs like $60 to get to JFK. I wouldn’t worry too much about it
I think you guys are missing the fact that the greasy garden gnome gave himself a $25 tip with my credit card after I had already paid and left. That's credit card fraud.
>fare to JFK $50
That’s pretty average anon. I pay 80 from North Jersey to JFK
That's really not bad, especially if it was to JFK. I ran into some aussie tourists at a local bar who got scammed out of $80 by a gypsy cab at Laguardia airport, a fare that usually tops out at $35
I allowed myself to be ripped off by one of those Moroccan herb salesmen. Paid like £20 for some mint tea. He put on a real show and was by far the most enthusiastic man I’ve ever met. I’m not even mad.
>deathly jetlagged in the middle of Istanbul
>shambling around Sultanahmet on my first day of 12 total
>carpet store tout coaxes me into his shop
>absent mindedly fall for every trick in the book
>end up spending $700 on various shitty carpets
>get back to hotel and have near-panic attack over how dense I am
>basically ruins my trip
>felt down for literal months afterward
>2 years later the carpets are still wrapped in newspaper, same as I carried them out of the store
Jesus christ relax.. I got coaxed into buying $500 worth of carpets the first time I visited turkey. Stop beating yourself up.
I fell for the "I bet I can tell you where you got those shoes" scam once.
Not to the level of what you mean, but I fell for the "friendly guys in non-specific uniforms hanging around baggage claim thing early on, before folks I was traveling with explained life to me.
>on school trip from canada to turkey
>some moron harasses me until I buy his perfume
>following our group around mocking me because I paid $60 CAD for a bottle of knock of Chantel
>never been ripped off since
Thanks Turk bro
>be me 21 years old, 9 years ago, on first trip to Asia
>no smartphone because smartphones are gay, so no map appa
>about 4 weeks into traveling in Cambodia
>start to develop a good feel for the prices of mototaxis
>book hotel in fuckknowswhereabamg in shitpot province
>arrive in said town by bus
>get off bus, tell mototaxi driver name of hotel
>"2 dollar okay!?"
>hold on, this is a pretty small town. I'm gonna haggle this fucker down to 1 dollar
>driver agrees to 1 dollar
>get on bike
>driver drives 25 meters and points at hotel
>I can literally still see my bus from the hotel
>give driver 1 dollar as we both heartily laugh
Fair play, mr mototaxi driver
I know exactly what you meant to say, but I just keep imagining a Korean dad who likes to give directions.
Got one now. 10/10 would recommend the exact same model you just posted.