Unfortunately, it is very common for tourists to be the victims of the theft by unscrupulous street vendors and dealers as well as pockets and thieves. This is especially common when tourists are in a country where they do not speak their language or understand culture or the danger they can lurk. Here are some tips on how to prevent rip-offs while traveling.
1. Do not carry a large amount of cash. Instead, use return travelers' checks and keep track of the controls you hurt in a separate place from the checks themselves.
2. Bring only the credit cards you intend to use. Leave the rest at home. You also have a clear idea of what your credit limit is, and there is no transition, because some countries can blame you if you are trying to exceed your credit limit, even if it's just an accident.
3. Photocopy your passport, tickets and credit cards and keep your photocopy in a safe and stand-alone place.
4. Stay away from the money changers on the black market. Rates may be better than legitimate places, but you often end up with fake money, or you change a little bit differently. Banks offer better rates than hotels and airports, so it's better to find a bank when you need to exchange money.
5. Do not carry the money into the purse. Keep it in your pocket instead, or in a money belt or other hidden and safe place. This way, if your wallet is stolen or left behind, you will still have money for you.
6. Never leave the bag unattended. One thing is against the rules of the airline that do so, but it's also common sense.
7. Always make sure your surroundings and what's happening around you. Do not use breakfast or scatter. Stay focused and alert.