How it works:
- Opening: a street tout approaches and recommends a friend’s/family member’s tourist agency which is running a promotion on exclusive ferry tickets to a quiet island.
- Set-up: upon getting to the agency, you will find that the tickets were in such great demand that they have been sold out. The scammer then recommends an expensive cruise package or fancy hotel stay instead.
Places to beware:
What to do:
- Buy direct from company/official counters or licensed retailers.
- Alternatively, online day tour platforms like GetYourGuide (best in Europe) has some popular cruises and water tours.