Tourists may get beguiled when shopping in open markets/tourist places. There are aso a lot of beggars who tend to hound tourists. All in all be alert while travelling in public and while shopping. Bombay is a cheap place to shop so let no one fool you. adjoining pic: Crawford Market
it happens all the time that someone wants to show you something. Like how you make carpets, how to do carwings in marble, how to paint on silk and so on. After you have listened they always want to sell something. This could be nice the first time but after the 20 th time you're tired of it.
in bombay, hundreds of thousands of people share a single activity:work as tourist traps,such as:thieves,or just wait at the airport for lost tourists;they will take you in their car and drive to a very very crowdy and disgusting suburb where you will be offered an awful hostel-room,they can also make worse propositions:drugs,prostitute(adults or teenagers),everything is possible,bombay is a free city