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Grand Solmar Timeshare Scam Prevention Team creates scam alerts.

Grand Solmar Timeshare Scam Prevention Team creates scam alerts.

Grand Solmar knows every traveler should be taking steps to stay cautious on their upcoming vacation. That’s why the Grand Solmar Timeshare Scam Prevention Team wants to highlight some of the most common scams to be aware of while on the road. This is what they call the wallet drop scam.

There are different variations of this scam, but most commonly an individual notices a wallet or purse with money in plain sight. While you are looking at it, someone else might come by and scooped it up but sees you looking and offers to split it. But during the conversation, a second person appears, claiming to have lost his money. Then this supposedly found money is then counted and soon the victim finds themselves accused of theft and is asked to produce their own wallet, which is then emptied of all of its money in order to make things right.

Grand Solmar Timeshare Scam Prevention Team warns that though there are varieties of this scam, it’s important to realize the individuals are working together. For example, in another variation the second person poses as a police officer, and threatens the victim with arrest if he doesn’t hand over their wallet for inspection in order to investigate the “missing” money. Fortunately, it is easy for these scams to be avoided. If you see cash on the ground, the best advice is just to ignore it. If someone still approaches you and insists, simply just say no thank you and walk away. For other helpful travel information, please visit http://grandsolmarresort.com.