Travel Scams

Crowdsourced list of travel scams ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ˜“

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

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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 itโ€™s obvious that newbies may be singled out as easy targets for crime ๐Ÿ˜ฆ 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 theyโ€™ll fall for them. Let me know what you think! โœŒ๏ธ
@piscolomo we can all feel the pain! thanks for doing this.

Overall I love this.

Pros:

If every scam is reported it will help create awareness

Cons:

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

Iโ€™m curious about monetization strategies

Pros:

Itโ€™s easy to review scams by country

Cons:

Needs more content

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'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

Pros:

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

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None