2. Fake Friends
There are many traveler hotspots around the world frequented by locals set on taking advantage of tourist naïvité. These false friends or flirtations might approach you in a bar, restaurant or even on the street, perhaps welcoming you to their country by offering to buy you a drink. After they’ve earned your trust, they might take you to another bar with vastly inflated prices, only to leave you to pay the bill – their bouncer friend will see to that. Sure, be open to making new friends and acquaintances when you travel, but always be a little guarded, too.