See scams in 🇮🇳 India

If you rent a car or a motorbike and this vehicle is already damaged make sure you show to the renter and take pictures of the damage. Rent vehicle can always be tricky so you should play safe ...

Rent a Driver for one day

carlos 2019-03-23
If you ask someone to drive you for one day make sure you pay him just at the end of the day. Make sure that you take pictures of the driver license and his information in the car dashboard and don...

Taxi Meter is broken

carlos 2019-03-23
In big cities like bombain, you should always force the taxi driver to use the taxi meter. Outside of big cities sometimes drivers don't want to use it to make sure you agree on a price before the ...
This is very common when you don't have negotiation skills. You can end up falling for a trap without you even understanding and will be your fall. If you are making a trip and the person gives...
Keep in mind that if someone engages in a conversation with you and start to give you a lot of information and offer you help this person will ask you money after. This is a very common you sho...

Ask to pay twice the hotel

carlos 2019-03-23
If you pay the hotel in advance always ask the receipt because of some dishonest hotel owners can ask you to pay again when you check out and if you don't have the receipt you don't have a way to p...
This is really common in India. When there is a famous hotel or restaurant sometimes there is some smart businessman that open a hotel or restaurant with a similar name nearby. This tactic is used...
There are no free lunches. If kids or an 800-year-old man and put a bracelet in your wrist while telling you "is a gift" smile and decline and keep walking. You will get charged for this bracelet s...

One or Twoo Week Tours

carlos 2019-03-23
I know you want to relax on your trip and you don't mind to have someone to take care of everything for you. (bus, hotel etc). But you need to keep mind that if you do it you will end up paying...

Fake Cashmere

carlos 2019-03-23
Keep in mind that even in India is impossible to buy real Cashmere for 1000 or 500 rupees. Anyway if you like it you can buy but keep in mind that you should be paying a high price for something th...

Kid beggars

carlos 2019-03-23
Never give kids money. They sometimes are forced to beg for money in the streets. You can give them food but never money. By giving money you are putting them in a bad position. These kids will...
This is not a scam but keep in mind that when you take pictures with animals or some people on the streets sometimes there is some nearby waiting to get a tip. This is quite normal and you shou...

You gave me 100 rupees

carlos 2019-03-23
When you pay something with a bill of 1000 rupees always make sure that clearly know that you pay with 1000. Sometimes sellers can play smart and tell you that you gave 100 instead of 1000 and if y...
This sometimes happens in places where the service fee is charged. You ask your bill and you notice there couple extra beers that you don't order. You ask the waiter to fix the situation and h...

Taxi Road Fee

carlos 2019-03-23
If you are in a taxi and a police officer or other person stop your car and no one else is being stopped and they demand you to pay a road fee you probably are being scammed. Tools exist in Ind...

Second-hand Sim Card Scam

carlos 2019-03-23
When you buy a sim card in India keep in mind that you need to feel a form and give a copy of your passport and a picture. If for some reason the person sells you a sim card without asking you ...
If you come to a taxi be aware if he is really taking you to your hotel or to another one. If he tells you that your hotel moved or changed the name you are for sure falling into a scam. The Taxi...