World's Worst Travel Scams

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Outsmart the con artists when you travel—and avoid getting ripped off.

The Brass Ring

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Where: Paris

The Scam: A passerby finds a gold ring on the sidewalk near you and agrees to sell it to you for a ridiculously low sum. You soon discover that the buy of a lifetime is made of brass.

Advice: There are no lost gold rings on the streets of Paris or anywhere else. Just say non.

World's Worst Travel Scams

The Brass Ring

Where: Paris

The Scam: A passerby finds a gold ring on the sidewalk near you and agrees to sell it to you for a ridiculously low sum. You soon discover that the buy of a lifetime is made of brass.

Advice: There are no lost gold rings on the streets of Paris or anywhere else. Just say non.

Chuck Pefley/Alamy
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