When you're a tourist, unfamiliar with your surroundings and vulnerable to needing help or information, you tend to be more trusting of locals and less likely to question what you're being told.
When you cannot speak the language you're even more at risk.
Most scammers are smart and can spot a tourist a mile away - knowing you are more than likely carrying large amounts of cash and credit on you.
This list of common tourist scams put together by justtheflight.co.uk
will help you avoid common scam situations, and help you become more alert and aware before you fall victim.
You'll notice some scams are more obvious and you'll instinctively know you have been targeted. But other are a little more devious, leaving you to believe you're at fault for either losing or miscalculating.
Take a look and if you have any of your own to share, leave a comment below or email Info@Traveller24.co.za. You can also come join our My Travels Community on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.