Travel Scams

Crowdsourced list of travel scams 🌎😓

Crowdsourced list of travel scams people are likely to encounter when they travel

Reviews
  • Mad Mat
    Mad MatRebel. Leader. Fighting underdog.
    Pros: 

    I travel a lot, and I thought I've seen it all

    Cons: 

    None

    I've been to many countries, and when you are a traveler you are more vulnerable than a local. It pays to be prepared, great resource

    Mad Mat has used this product for one day.
  • Ighodalo Ellis
    Ighodalo EllisApp Developer/Promoter
    Pros: 

    If every scam is reported it will help create awareness

    Cons: 

    Needs to reach more travelers to get information. And repetition could occur.

    Overall I love this.

    Ighodalo Ellis has used this product for one day.
Discussion
Hey Product Hunters! Today I'm excited to finally share Travel Scams with you. I made this app to help people knowledge about scams they're likely to encounter when they travel so they can explore the world without someone ripping them off. Even the most seasoned traveller has stories of being ripped off and it’s obvious that newbies may be singled out as easy targets for crime 😦 So if you got scammed in the past, your experience would be very helpful for everyone thinking to travel and I hope your story can be reached by many people. Knowledge is power! The more people that know about these scams, the less likely they’ll fall for them. Let me know what you think! ✌️
@piscolomo we can all feel the pain! thanks for doing this.
Cool concept, but seems extremely ambitious. How do you draw the line between the select few scams worth reporting and the millions of everyday scams you encounter daily as a traveler?
@aaron_ansel Hi Aaron, thanks! Great question, crowdsourced apps like this will never be accurate, they grow by opinions, personal stories and totally subjective. I'll let users decide what scams are worth reporting by asking them for feedback so they can decide the scams they find useful or not. I'll build a review feature for this as soon as possible :)
i'm loving this! need to connect POLICE api if they have more reports on this, it will be cool to list.
@fajarsiddiq Thanks Fajar! If data grows I'll launch an API so it would help to connect with other apps for crime report
@piscolomo yes yes! i wonder how u do that?
Really like the idea! I can definitely see myself having a quick look here before visiting a new destination for the first time.
@magnet1cfields Thanks Andy, hope you a safe travel!
1. The zoom level on Travel Scams should reflect the scams shown on the left side -- restrict the query to the bounding box shown, you can obtain is using the LatLngBounds function, with the parameters of the top left and the bottom right corners as latLng objects. 2. Please make your data available for download. Many thanks!
@hasan_diwan Thanks Hasan! 1. will work on it :) 2. I have thought about it and I'd be really excited to launch an API when data has growth
@piscolomo Should you need help, let me know -- I do leaflet in my sleep, pretty much