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Their accomplices in the audience guess correctly the first few times, and then they let regular tourists get involved.They allow the tourists to win and place higher and higher bets, until the scammer palms the ball and causes the tourists to lose – sometimes hundreds of dollars.The student invites the visitor to view the artwork at an art studio or gallery and will pour tea and provide snacks while introducing their art.The art student will then pressure the visitor to buy artwork and demand compensation for the hospitality shown.When the bill arrives, the host leaves and the establishment sends very large men to force the visitor to pay an exorbitant bill before leaving the premises or face assault.Arthouse/Rug Sale Scam: A young “art student" will approach a visitor (often at large tourist sites) and ask if s/he likes artwork created by local students.
Airport/”Bag Watching” Scam: A friendly stranger asks someone to watch his/her bag or purse.
"I probably hear from five scammers a night," says Marko Budgyk, a Los Angeles financier who has frequented several online dating sites over the past 10 years.
"After a while, it becomes really easy to spot them." Here are six red flags to help detect and sidestep romance scams.
When the tourist takes out his money, they grab it and flee.
Teahouse/Restaurant/Bar Scam: A young "English student" or attractive female offers to show a tourist around town and then invites him/her to enjoy food or drink at a nearby establishment.