Some people don’t realize, but we are usually very vulnerable when traveling. And that’s perfectly normal, as you’re in an area unknown to you, or maybe even in the midst of a completely different culture, with different language and manners.

That’s when shady, tricky scammers will try to take advantage of you. The good news is that they’re not that crafty, so most travel scams end up becoming widespread on the internet and well known among the general public, that can easily identify them.

Avoiding travel scams is mostly about being informed. Here are some examples that will teach you how to tell if someone is scamming you.