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Kovaks Street Scam Forums • View topic - Swindling Caribbean Style
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Swindling Caribbean Style

PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:06 pm
by KOVAKS
Contributed by Greg Girty:

Great page on tourist scams... although there are so many reader contributions I found it overwelming. I was reading it to make a mental list of as many different scams as possible, and had to stop because I didn't have time to sift through all the 'yeah, i saw that too' stories. They were interesting, but maybe you want to collect them off the main page. One page for 'pea-cup' stories, one for 'flat tire' stories, and so on. Just a suggestion to make your great site even more helpful.
[I agree. I wish I had the time... Terry.]
[I am on it ... Larry]

And if I may contribute my own experience:

My wife and I honeymooned at a resort in a relatively low-crime area in the caribbean. Shopping at a local market, a man recognized us and said, "hey, it's my friends from [name of our resort]. I'm Alfred, I was your bartender last night." I didn't remember him, but it was dark and I was drinking, so... yeah sure. He reminded us of the resort's no-tipping policy, but said if we wanted to do something nice we could buy some jewelry that his neice made.

It was really cheap stuff, but we game him $10 or so just out of courtesy, and slight paranoia about being blacklisted by a guy who makes our drinks.

Needless to say, we never saw him again. A few days later we realized (ie. embaressingly addmitted to ourselves) that he must have known our resort from the bus we took.