Background of Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands



🚨 Pickpocketing

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💬 Pickpocketing is the theft of money or personal items from the pockets or bags of unsuspecting victims. It is usually perpetrated by organized criminal groups or individuals in crowded areas such as train stations, tourist attractions, and city centers.

💡 Keep your belongings close to you and be aware of your surroundings. Do not put your bag or purse over your shoulder, leave it in front of you where you can keep an eye on it. It is also a good idea to wear a money belt or other secure storage device under your clothing to keep your valuables safe.

🚨 Changing Money Scam

💬 This scam involves a criminal offering to exchange currency, such as Euros or American Dollars, at a better rate than the exchanger or the bank. The scammer will often offer seemingly legitimate notes, but sometimes these are counterfeit, resulting in the victim losing out on their money.

💡 Avoid any offers to exchange money and only exchange money at banks or authorized money exchangers.

🚨 Taxi Scam

💬 Taxi drivers in Rotterdam, South Holland have been known to take advantage of tourists by charging them exorbitant fees for services they have not requested. This is commonly done by overcharging for fares, claiming that the ride was longer than it actually was, or adding extra fees for services that are usually included in the fare.

💡 Agree on a fare before getting into a taxi and never accept any fees or charges that you have not agreed to in advance. It is also a good idea to use officially registered and licensed taxis only.

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