Safety Scouts Advice: Top 5 travel scams in London, UK

Safety Scouts Advice: Top 5 travel scams in London, UK

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Don't let a scam ruin your time in London; let security experts guide you on how to avoid the classic scams designed to part you from your valuables.

Metro turnstile pickpocket
This is not just about stopping someone from passing the metro turnstile without paying – it's about protecting your pockets while it happens.

ATM distraction thief
Taking money out of the ATM is always cause for extra security.

Loitering hotel thief
Your hotel might be safe but remember that the doors are open to all sorts of intruders.

Hostess-bar ripoff
Sometimes a 'hot date' is too good to be true.

Drink Spiking
Free drinks aren't always a good thing.

Reprinted with the permission of Safety Scouts Advice.

Safety Scouts AdviceSafety Scouts Advice is a volunteer video project started by Christophe Gadenne, a former French policeman. His short, animated YouTube videos are free and aim to help prevent tourist scams and fraud, both in Europe and abroad. Find out more on Twitter and Facebook.

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