How it works:
- Opening: at a market, someone claiming to be a fortune teller or a magician offers to read your palm or tell your fortune. Sometimes they may perform a magic trick for you.
- Version 1: once they have done so, they will ask for a fee.
- Version 2: while performing the trick and distracting you, an accomplice picks your pocket.
Places to beware:
- Montevideo: Tristan Narvaja Flea Market
What to do: