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Travel / Re: How To Protect Yourself From Turkish Scams As A First Time Visitor(video) by Arewa12: 10:24pm On May 04
14 Most Common Scams in Turkey
Istanbul, Goreme, Icmeler, Urgup, Dalyan, Antalya, Ankara, Izmir, Kalkan, Antalya, Fethiye, Alanya, Marmaris, Erdine, Konya, Bursa, Canakkale, Trabzon, Mardin, Bodrum, Side, Kudasasi

One of the hottest destinations in the world, Turkey is where the world meets. Since ancient times, the Trojans, Mongols, Romans, Greeks, Ottomans and many others have traversed these plains. Today, it sits right at the cross section between Asia and Europe. The result is a fascinating cultural experience.

However, despite being known as country with friendly people, there is still a whole bunch of crooks out to fleece you of your money. Getting recourse is difficult too, as the police does not have a good command of English. Further, from most anecdotes, they are not readily willing to help. So what better way to protect yourself than to learn through this article?

1. Would you like a drink my friend?

he scam is wickedly simple. A stranger (e.g a well dressed man fluent in English; a pair of random dudes, etc) first approaches you (usually targeting single travellers). Then, he asks if you have a lighter/know the way/can help take a photo or what have you. As the conversation is carried on and rapport built, he will ask if you would like to grab a drink with him.

Should you accept, you will be brought to a “highly recommended” restaurant or bar. Girls will join you, and you will be coerced into buying drinks. These drinks will easily rack up a thousand dollar bill. If you have not passed out from a spiked drink, be prepared to be escorted to the nearby ATM machine by a group of hooligans to make payment.

Rule of thumb:

But, what if you really want to make friends with the locals? Well there are a few steps you can take:

Does the restaurant/bar seem legit? i.e. are there customers?
Is the stranger reading from a script? Evasive about things?
Is he/she only bringing you to a particular restaurant or bar?
Pretend that you have company by suggesting to go another place where you have a few friends at
Only drink what your waiter or you have poured
Take a photograph together

2. Fake carpets/coins/goods
Be especially wary of “helpful” souls wandering around in Sultanahment and the Grand Bazaar who offer to bring you around the shops. He will claim that he knows the sellers with the best quality items and that he can get for you a “local price”. Reality however, is that he will bring you somewhere where lousy quality items are sold at an inflated price. And he gets a cut.

In Turkey, carpets are a hot seller. To exploit this, many Chinese fakes made of synthetic materials are sold. Another common fake would be coins and artefacts claimed to be from the Byzantine or Roman eras sold at historical sites such as in the town of Selcuk.

Some shady shops to be careful of: Benny’s Shop/Benny’s Leather in the Kusadasi Bazaar,

Rule of thumb:

To protect yourself, learn how to separate the wheat from the chaff, or only visit licensed, experienced dealers with a good reputation. You can find these by simply doing some online research or by asking your hotel staff.

There are many “quality” fake goods out there, so if you don’t how to differentiate them, play it safe and not buy.


make we crown you Mayor of Nigerian's in Turkey you no gree

sloye my guy your head is there... very informative


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[quote author=HOKIM post=66706451]
Seriously, I'm so sick of guys like u who repeat this same line....
Dude said he need advice on what country to travel to for hustle u are telling him to get his bearing right in Nigeria. .. is he a dummy?? Hasn't he calculated the fact that things ain't working out for him here in Nigeria. .. dude..if u can't advice him on a country, stop posing people off and back off.....

Oga @ op... try Germany. ..it's a great country. ..avoid middle east or Asia altogether. ..

re u done....
Travel / Re: Please Advise Me Which Country Can I Start A Good Hustle by Arewa12: 11:04am On Apr 13
it a 50/50 chance... why not stay in 9ja nd get ur bearing right

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Russia I hail thee...


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