Wherever you travel around the world, you are bound to come across scams, and make no mistake, some off these will be incredibly smart and hard to detect, put together by crafty individuals who know what they’re doing. This practice almost ranks as an unofficial “career”, and some practitioners are consummate experts when it comes to defrauding the innocent. What should you do to avoid being the next victim?
Remain alert and aware at all times.
Always hold in mind that wise old adage that tells us, “If it seems to too good to be true, it probably is.”
If in any doubt, simply walk away, because this makes it impossible to end up out of pocket.
Allow me to start this article with a definition of the word “scam”.
Scam: a fraudulent business scheme; a
swindle; a deceptive act to
embezzle an innocent victim.
I doubt there is a person on the planet who hasn’t suffered a scam of some sort, and these usually strike when we are least expecting them to. Scams here in China are no exception. You need to be on guard, particularly if you are a foreigner with little knowledge of different cultures - or your surroundings.