A driver will pull away from the curb, claim their meter is malfunctioning, and then demand a payment that is significantly higher than the average fare.
Your cab driver tells you a local attraction is closed. This is a typical ploy to increase taxi fee or give your driver bribes.
Cafes are great places to eat, but they're also fantastic for scams. A thief may have "accidentally" spilled to pickpocket you as you clean.
A "nice" stranger hands you a ring and says, "Is this yours?" Beware. Unlikely. This is likely a pickpocketing scam artist.
Even in the U.S., insecure Wi-Fi hotspots at restaurants, airports, and hotels can let hackers steal your information.
Someone walks up to you and hands you a clipboard, & they begin reading from it. They may be attempting to rob you by getting you to pause so they may distract you with their wares.
Someone in an official-looking clothing asks to view your passport or asks you questions. But, never show someone your passport.
Someone grabs your wrist while you're walking and braids a bracelet. If you don't pay them when they're done, they may get aggressive.
Friendly locals have offered tourists drastically discounted food and drinks after directing them to a restaurant or store. Unscrupulous people may use this to swindle tourists.