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Top 11 Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

Travelers have long been the target of thieves because they often have their guard down. Here’s some of the most common travel scams and what you can do to make sure you do not become a victim.

1. Dynamic Currency Conversion

Given that the conversion rate can vary from country to country it is always best to pay with local currency. Furthermore, avoid using a credit card where merchants can take advantage of favorable exchange rates to charge you more money. You’ll return from a trip abroad only to discover that the item you thought cost $50 was actually closer to $60 or $70.

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