See scams in 🇧🇷 Brazil

Rio de Janeiro Night Club Trap

carlos 2019-03-25
This kind of scam usually targets male tourists. Brazil is known for having a beautiful woman and this sometimes can become a real trap. Let's say you want to have some fun and you are approached b...

Cheap Iphones in the streets

carlos 2019-03-25
Sometimes you can get this kind of offers. Someone will try to sell you a really nice iPhone for 200 or 250 USD. These phones are inside the box, brand new. The problem is that there is a lot of pr...

Hair Braids

carlos 2019-03-25
If you are a tropical mood and you decide to do Hair Braids on the beach make you sure you negotiate the price in the begging and both parts agree. Sometimes these people will agree on a really che...

Cheap Fake Gold Rings

carlos 2019-03-25
If you are waiting in line to see Christ Redentor and some woman carrying a baby or a kid offer you a ring and tell you that she found it and want some money to feed her kid. Just reject that dea...

Feed the birds scam

carlos 2019-03-25
If you are in Rio and you are near a park or historical part of the city and someone gives you a bag of seeds to feed the birds. Keep in mind that you gonna be charged for this bag of seeds. Most o...

Drugs in your drink

carlos 2019-03-25
This is a common scam in Brazil and even happened to famous Brazilian celebrities. You go to a bar and you make a friend there or outside and he might buy you a drink. This drink can have a drug th...

Fake Charities scam

carlos 2019-03-25
This is a scam usually applied by small kids or teenagers, most of the time girls. They carry a paper with the name of a charity and that say that they are deaf or mute. There you can see the signa...

Change money in the street

carlos 2019-03-25
Never accept to change money in the street. Even someone offers you a good changing rate there is a chance that: 1 - You gonna get some fake bills mixed with the real ones and since you are not us...
If you end up using your credit card in Brazil (my advice is that you should never use it outside of your country), there is a scam that maybe you can be a victim, some dishonest sellers use their ...

Luggage Storage

carlos 2019-03-25
If you pretend to use public lockers to keep your luggage safe while you wait for a bus, make sure you don't give your key to anyone that offers you to help you to put your things inside the locker...

Free rid to your hotel

carlos 2019-03-25
Well, this is common sense but I believe that is still important to tell you that there are no free rides to your hotel. If you are at the airport and someone well dressed or not offer you a free r...

Fake Airport Pick Up

carlos 2019-03-25
Let's say that you travel to Brasil and when you arrive at the destination you have someone waiting for you holding a paper with your full name and they even know the hotel name you gonna stay. T...

Money drop scam

carlos 2019-03-25
This is a scam that is not really famous. If you see someone dropping money and other person get the money from the floor and offers to divide with you always reject the money. If you accept you ...

Common Pickpocket tactics

carlos 2019-03-25
Well, the pickpocket is a problem everywhere in the world. Make sure you always carry your belongings near your body. Be careful if you carry a backpack in crowded places always use it in your ches...

International Phone Call Scams

carlos 2019-03-25
Let's say that you need to use a public phone and these public phones sometimes accept credit cards. Some scammers try to trick people by putting stickers that say something like: For internationa...

Private Beach Scam

carlos 2019-03-25
This usually happens near hotels. Someone will walk to you with a paper and claim that the beach you right now belong to a hotel nearby and you need to pay to stay there. Unless there is a clear fe...

Broken Item Compensation

carlos 2019-03-25
While you are in a market or somewhere busy a person bumps into you and drop his bag. They will pretend that something that was inside that bag break. Like something made of glass or a computer e...

Massage double Price

carlos 2019-03-25
If you decide to relax and get a massage in the beach make sure you negotiate everything before you even start. There are reports where people get a massage done by 2 different girls and they ask y...

Christ the Redeemer Tickets

carlos 2019-03-25
If you get in a taxi and you ask the driver to go visit Christ the redeemer there is a chance He gonna offer you to stop in some place and buy tickets so you don't need to wait in line 1 hour to ge...

Fake Police Arrest

carlos 2019-03-25
Can happen to you being stopped by a Brazilian police office while you walk in the street. That police officer will tell you something crazy like You are carrying counterfeit bills. They check ...
Avoid walking in the street with visible mobile phone, gold or other values. Brazil's a beautiful country but has a lot of criminals. In case someone tries to steal something from you the best th...