The Grand Solmar Timeshare Scam Reduction Team understands that when buying goods and services in another country, money conversions can be extremely confusing. Even if the traveler has exchanged their money into the currency that is used in the country of travel, it can still be confusing when dealing with change and paying for things with strange bills and coins. Unfortunately, many scammers know this and are all to willing to take advantage of these travelers.
One of the most common scams having to do with money is that of the Slow Count scam. Shops and other establishments will insert long pauses while counting back money to a customer, hoping to throw them off, or make the buyer so impatient that they grab whatever money has already been given back and storm off. Sometimes, the buyer will think that the cashier has stopped counting and will walk away, then find out that they have been shorted some money.
Another popular money scam happens at restaurants where travelers sometimes get confused with the denominations on bills or coins. When giving back a diner’s change, some waiters will suddenly become really bad at math and end up giving back a large bill that is actually a smaller denomination than the smaller bill was.
The Grand Solmar Timeshare Scam Reduction Team advises travelers to say the amount of money that they are giving to pay for the bill out loud in order to familiarize themselves with the local currency. It is also helpful to have some sort of money guide to help distinguish between bills and coins and the amount of money each is worth.