Background of Oslo, Norway



🚨 Fake Taxi Scam

💬 This scam involves a driver pretending to be a legitimate taxi and attempting to charge an inflated fee, or taking you to an ATM to get more money.

💡 Before getting into a taxi, make sure the driver's credentials are clearly displayed inside the car and that the taxi is properly marked and licensed. Additionally, make sure you agree on a rate before you begin your journey.

🚨 Souvenir Scam

💬 This scam involves souvenir vendors overcharging unsuspecting tourists on souvenirs and other locally-made crafts.

💡 Before buying any souvenirs, visit several vendors to get an idea of the going rate and make sure to negotiate for the best possible deal.

🚨 Pickpocketing

💬 Pickpocketing involves criminals stealing wallets, purses, phones and other valuables from unsuspecting victims in populated areas.

💡 Be mindful of your surroundings in large crowds and wear your bag in front of your body. Additionally, only carry small amounts of cash with you and keep your valuables in a secure location.

🚨 ATM Skimming

💬 ATM skimming involves criminals installing devices on ATMs that can capture and record the card numbers and pins of unsuspecting victims.

💡 Be aware of any suspicious activity or devices near ATMs when using them and opt for ATMs located in more secure or populated areas. Additionally, use ATMs that are operated by your own bank and report any suspicious activity immediately to the bank.

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