How it works:
- Version 1: vendor/driver offers to help you check your pesos due to your unfamiliarity. Without you realizing, he swaps your bill with a counterfeit. He then accuses you of passing him a counterfeit note.
- Version 2: you hand a big note over, vendor/driver pretends to rummage through his wallet, quickly swaps it with a fake and then passes it back claiming that he has no change.
Places to beware:
- Anywhere (e.g. taxi drivers, shops)
What to do:
- If possible, keep small cash available for such instances.