Travel Scams

Crowdsourced list of travel scams 🌎😓

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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
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Julio Lopez
Julio LopezMaker@piscolomo · Trying to build the next funny thing
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! ✌️
Bruno Costa
Bruno Costa@brunohq · hacker by trade, hustler by nature
@piscolomo we can all feel the pain! thanks for doing this.
Aaron Ansel
Aaron Ansel@aaron_ansel
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?
Julio Lopez
Julio LopezMaker@piscolomo · Trying to build the next funny thing
@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 :)
Fajar Siddiq
Fajar Siddiq@fajarsiddiq · Entrepreneur
i'm loving this! need to connect POLICE api if they have more reports on this, it will be cool to list.
Julio Lopez
Julio LopezMaker@piscolomo · Trying to build the next funny thing
@fajarsiddiq Thanks Fajar! If data grows I'll launch an API so it would help to connect with other apps for crime report
Fajar Siddiq
Fajar Siddiq@fajarsiddiq · Entrepreneur
@piscolomo yes yes! i wonder how u do that?
Andy Davis
Andy Davis@magnet1cfields · Maker, iOS developer
Really like the idea! I can definitely see myself having a quick look here before visiting a new destination for the first time.
Julio Lopez
Julio LopezMaker@piscolomo · Trying to build the next funny thing
@magnet1cfields Thanks Andy, hope you a safe travel!
Hasan Diwan
Hasan Diwan@hasan_diwan · Jackson St. Capital
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!
Julio Lopez
Julio LopezMaker@piscolomo · Trying to build the next funny thing
@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
Hasan Diwan
Hasan Diwan@hasan_diwan · Jackson St. Capital
@piscolomo Should you need help, let me know -- I do leaflet in my sleep, pretty much