How it works:
- This is where victims are held and brought around different ATMs by thugs. Once your account withdrawal limit is reached, the victim is quickly released.
- However, some have been held captive for more than one day to fully empty the account.
Places to beware:
- Arequipa City
What to do:
- Keep a separate bank account just for traveling with not much cash in there. Only carry a bank card of that account to limit losses if kidnapped or robbed.
- Travel insurance: get a good one that covers theft – check out the various travel insurance comparison platforms to find the best deal that works for you.