The Geo Holiday Club scam awareness team knows that many people cannot pass up a good deal. However, for travelers, their want of getting a good price on something to take home while they are on vacation could hurt them. Not only do they sometimes pay higher prices on souvenirs, if they are not careful, they may fall victim to a scam such as the leather jacket scam.
This ploy happens when a scam artist targets a tourist to take advantage of. They will introduce themselves and explain that they sell leather jackets. They will then ask the tourist for help with something, they may ask for directions or ask for the time, and get the tourist talking. After the scam artist familiarizes himself with the tourist a bit, he will thank them for their help, go to his car, and offer them one of his expensive leather jackets. The scam artist will take advantage of the tourist by either offering the jacket at a discounted price, as thanks for their help, or telling them they can have it as a gift, and then remembering that they left their wallet at home and ask for some money for gas or another expense. The tourist will not realize until much later that the jacket is not really leather but some other cheap material that is not worth the money they put out for it.
The Geo Holiday Club scam awareness team reminds travelers that it is best to not accept any too good to be offers no matter where you are traveling. It is the best way to make sure that you are not taken advantage of.Read More