See scams in 🇻🇳 Vietnam

Comparing prices

carlos 2019-03-22
This is not really a scam but an idea to someone that is used to travel in this kind of countries. When you travel in Vietnam you will see a lot of nice bags and another kind of items. If you see...
While I was traveling in Vietnam by bus I made a huge mistake. I put my backpack under my seat. Was a really long trip. (over 5 hours). I was tired so I'm pretty sure I sleep for about 1 hour ...

Theft

carlos 2019-03-22
This situation is not super common but can happen especially to ladies that use a purse. When you walk on the streets make sure you use your purse in a way that is not easy for someone to remove it...

Restaurant Scam

carlos 2019-03-22
Make sure you always check the prices before you eat in a restaurant so you don't get surprised at the end of your meal with a really high bill. Some small restaurants do this. Be aware too tha...

Tour Scams

carlos 2019-03-22
Be aware when you are approached by someone on a motorbike or bicycle and this person offers you a free tour. This guys usually will tell you that they just want to practice their English so th...

Money Confusion

carlos 2019-03-22
Vietnam has pretty large bills. Do to you inflation you have 500k bills. Sometimes is easy to get a 50k bill and think it's a 500k. The same can happen with 20k and 200k. So make sure you get f...

Don't have change

carlos 2019-03-22
This can happen anywhere, it's most common in taxis especially when you picked in the Airport and you don't have small bills. The taxi driver will tell you that don't have change. So my advice ...

Fake Taxis

carlos 2019-03-22
Some taxis even if they look like real taxis they could be fake. Usually, these fake taxis have a modified meter that will charge you much more than normal. Meters charge by distance. If you ar...