Turkey Drop (Wallet/Money Drop) Scam: An unsuspecting tourist spots a wallet or packet of cash on the ground.
The scammer picks it up and asks if it belongs to the tourist, showing a wad of currency, and tries to get the tourist to touch it.
Sometimes, the visitor’s beverages will be spiked with drugs to impair vision and/or judgment.
Technology and competition for this lucrative market has made a mockery of it.
To the average person, thanks to bad press and other contributing factors, online dating has become somewhat of an un-trusted source for meeting people.
When the tourist takes out his money, they grab it and flee.
Teahouse/Restaurant/Bar Scam: A young "English student" or attractive female offers to show a tourist around town and then invites him/her to enjoy food or drink at a nearby establishment.
Messenger from October 2006 through February 2007, Walter, a self-described white collar engineer and college sports enthusiast, ended up taking the spellbound Meade for the ride of her life.“We were going to get married,” she recalls, fighting back tears.