How it works:
- Version 1: at Corfu, you may encounter gypsy beggars carrying (drugged) babies. These are simply part of syndicates who move around Europe to beg.
- Version 2: a trick in Athens is the cup trap where clear plastic bowls with a few coins around are left around. As these are not easily visible, you may kick into them. If you do, they will claim that there were €10-20 in there and it’s missing now.
Places to beware:
- Athens: Acropolis Museum, Plaka, Monastiraki
- Corfu Island: The Liston
What to do:
- Decline. If you want to help, donate to established charities instead.