Saturday, February 04, 2012

TWQ: Foreign Scams

Editor's Note:

Apologies for being away so long, but events in the real world tend to be overshadowing right now. I hope in the near future that things can be restored. In the meantime...

TWQ (the Weekend Question) asks if you have been hit by a scam while on vacation either in your country or abroad, legal or otherwise. List as many as you wish.

My answers are:

* When arriving in Istanbul by air, we were told we had to pay extra for a 'visa' that had been imposed. This was a legal scam.

* In Paris, someone tried to sell a weekly rail pass to us, but I recognised it was just a one way rail ticket.

Now it's over to you...

5 comments:

Linda said...

Having not had the privilege of traveling to a foreign country other than Canada and Mexico, I've got no response to this other than to say "HI!"

Fly Girl said...

I was in NY waiting for a taxi ans a limo driver offered to take me to my destination. When I got in the limo, half way through he announced he couldn't go to by destination and I'd have to get a taxi. I refused to pay him after that!

elleeseymour said...

This certainly was a long break for you.
I'm not sure I have. I must be lucky. :)
Are you going to book up on some of the space trips I wrote about recently on my blog?

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I ought to, Ellee. If you look at my FB, you'll see what has kept me busy.

Michael Manning said...

Back in the 1990's a moron at an International Airport used binoculars to record my phone number and the code I used to retrieve my answering machine messages froma pay phone. I received a $5,700 bill for phone calls made to Iceland and Russia on my account. Within days, however, police located said moron and he was sentenced to federal prison!