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We traveling a lot of time. Take picture and Sight Seeing is not our objective when traveling is just go where ever we want to go, meet new people, going together, try the local food, doing something what impossible to do in your country.
Cious magz is free travel pocket guide magazine. a lot of information you can get. from maps, culture, public transport, emergency call, Hiden paradise in city, best food in town & the best part we reveal how the local people try to scam you in thousands way.
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Scam Trick :
Famous Scam trick in Bali is “authorized” Money Changer in Bali.
Most of traveller ussualy bring multiple currencies. They always bring their own currencies or US dollar, beside bring the local money. So there is a time you need change your money into a local money.This is the time scammer waiting for .Beware of the money changer shop in the street . Many tourist get scam when they exchanged foreigner currencies to Indonesian currency at money changer street in Kuta,legian, area with the highest rate compare with other shop.
How They Do it ?
It’s really simple. you’ll realize how confusion is the best key, and if you are ever caught, you can claim the same confusion yourself.
When you came to the money changer, scammer will ask you how much you want to exchange.
They will prepare, ussualy using Rp.50.000,-, so you will get more money to make it hard to count.
They will count infront of you, to make sure you believe the money is there.
after this part you must be check again the money, if you found some missing you will complain and ask him to give you more.
At this time they will take the money from you add more money and count again, every single money. to make you more believe.
After they count every single money, what you not realized is just before they give you the money, they have box under the table. they will drop the money as much as they can without make suspicious.
So the point is event the scammer didn’t know how much money they get from you (it’s FACT)
if you still complaint there are missing money, they will do the same. untill you get angry and go away bring the money (so rare ) because 90% this trick is succesfull. beside that trick, there always another people to make a distraction, ask you anything, so kind and full of smile.
How to Not get SCAM ?
Always Count your money TWICE. and after you count the money, dont let them took the money from you, just asking for additional money that missing. If they dont want, find another money changer.
DONT change your money at street money changer. Better go little far, by find the official one.
How if you Get SCAM ?
If you get scam a lot, better you go to the police station. But if the value is small, i doubt, it will help.
we hope this article can help you, and dont forget when you holiday in bali. you can get Our FREE magz at groceries, supermarket,public area and etc. We will guide you, to make sure your holiday is one of the part on your life. happy traveling & save trip.
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