Ice cream scam
We knew about it and still got caught. You read about this kind of scam and you are sure you would never got caught, that this plan is so stupid it would never work.
Well, it does. You're in vacation, you're elax, you're happy to meet friendly local peoples... And then a little man comes around with tissue paper and warn you you are dirty in the back. Some kind of bird poop or melted ice cream. You take the tissue papers, so happy to have found a gentleman to help you. This is when the gentleman opend your bag and run away with your passport, money, camera or other precious belongings. Fortunately for us, our gentleman wasn't very good and his pickpocketing was obvious enough to stop it. He ran away before getting anything.
We though back on the event and realise that we missed every warning signs. And didn't do the obvious.
So just be warned. It is going to happen, in the more obvious place (we were in the Rostipollos parking lot, a familial restaurant, at noon). Don't let anyone approach you (you approach people), even the sweeter gentleman (if he's a gentleman, he'll understand you have to be careful). Ask to anyone who get too close to stand back. Any kind of gesture in any language will do.
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