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The Zigzag

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Where: Bangkok

The Scam: As has been reported in the press recently, this crime involves a
traveler who is arrested for handling merchandise in the airport duty-free shop. Once in custody,
the victim is introduced to a middleman who says he can gain the traveler’s freedom—for
a fee. The police, in on the deal, split the payment.

Advice: Don’t touch items in duty-free shops unless you intend to buy
them.

World's Worst Travel Scams

The Zigzag

Where: Bangkok

The Scam: As has been reported in the press recently, this crime involves a
traveler who is arrested for handling merchandise in the airport duty-free shop. Once in custody,
the victim is introduced to a middleman who says he can gain the traveler’s freedom—for
a fee. The police, in on the deal, split the payment.

Advice: Don’t touch items in duty-free shops unless you intend to buy
them.

Tibor Bognar/Alamy

World's Worst Travel Scams

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