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Gypsy woman with rosemary scam

gypsy woman with rosemary

The gypsy woman with rosemary scam its easy to find if you are traveling around Spain. They stay usually on touristic places like for example “El parque del Retiro” in Madrid, “La Alhambra” in Granada and other places. What does this scam consist of? Old Gypsy woman approach you with a rosemary plant and he try to put this rosemary in your hand later they release. Once you have the rosemary in your hand she ask for something. If you refuse to pay her or you try to give her back she will start to shout your on the middle of the street or sometimes they can also beat you. Sometimes instead of rosemary they use corn to feed the pigeons, be careful anyway. What to do if i see the gypsy woman with rosemary scam? Try to skip them, don’t talk with them and the most important, don’t put…

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Football pickpocket scam

football pickpocket

Some people say that not all the people can be a pickpocket, that it’s like art, you should be born with it. They always try to invent new tricks and methods to rob your money and valuable things. As smarter and creative they are, more chance to be succed in this kind of robbery. Football pickpocket it’s just one more technique that they use to steal your stuff without you to know that they did. What does this football pickpocket scam consist of? In this scam, someone comes to you and ask if you know the football technique of Ronaldiño (Or another football player) While he is showing you how to do this trick he takes out your wallet or phone from your pocket. Later they just leave the place. The most important for them in this pickpocket trick its to be in contact with your body every time because like that…

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Beach pickpocket

beach pickpocket scam

In the cities by the sea there is one special kind of pickpockets that like to rob on the beach. As you can guess, it calls “beach pickpockets”. They usually take advantage of the situation when people go swimming in the sea and they can’t pick their things with them. For the thiefs it’s the perfect moment to get closer to your stuff and steal. What does this beach pickpocket scam consist of? Usually there are two persons: one is watching on you and giving the signs to another one when its the perfect moment to steal something from you. Sometimes you can face with another situation. It can happen when you are resting on the beach. A couple passing by you and one of them starts to blaming on you like you where looking at his girfriend/her boyfriend (even if you where not looking at them) While one of…

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Three shell game scam

three shell game scam

Three shell game scam its quite common in Spain, you can find easily this “trileros” on “Las Ramblas, Barcelona”, walkthrough near Benidorm beach or many streets of Madrid. Also common in London, some other European countries and USA always near by touristic streets. What does this scam consist of? Usually there are one or two guys are playing a game somewhere crowd of people. One of the guys put three containers(usually cups, nuts or shells) facing-down on the ground or table. One small ball is places is placed in one container and he start to move shuffling the position of the containers. Another player(accomplice) its invited to play and easily he win the double that he bet. When the people see that its quite easy to win they bet also but in the game, during the shuffling the skilled scammer hide the ball. When the victim open the container the…