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Tourists visiting a foreign destination are vulnerable to scams.

Language barriers, unfamiliar surroundings and cultural differences leads travellers to place their trust in locals for guidance.

But on occasion that trust can be devastatingly misplaced.

Tourist scammers take advantage of travellers in their weakened state by cheating money out of them before they even realise they’ve been targeted.

Some scammers will divert attention while an accomplice picks their pocket; and others will offer a free service and intimidate travellers into payment after.

Justtheflight.co.uk compiled a list of 40 tourists scams that will help you on your next visit to a foreign destination.

Know of other scams? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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