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Woman's Story About Being Scammed in Milan Reminds Us to Be Vigilant

Today, we all must be vigilant and mindful of our surroundings pretty much all of the time, but even more so while traveling. Con artists, scammers, and thieves are found all around the globe and will always try to take advantage of visitors in foreign countries. Sad but true! 

TikTok content creator @shaunacoade shares some things to keep in mind to avoid being scammed. Check out what may be confused as a 'nice gesture' but turned into a fee grab in Milan.

TikTok fans are very protective and safety oriented for sure! User @vault_dweller214 writes, "Unfortunately, can’t act nice in places like that or they don’t leave you alone." Yes, we agree, unfortunately you have to be 'on guard' and not be too friendly. Another fan, @sssaaaddd_____ declares, "You say NO to everything!"  Commenter @cr4pt0k notes, "You DON'T interact with ANYONE you don't know at touristy places. Ever. Never. Ignore and walk away." We concur, unfortunately. As hard as it may be sometimes, you almost have to be standoffish to protect yourself from being scammed.

Traveling to foreign countries are on millions of people's bucket lists. With that being said, don't let your safety get thrown wayside. While you're globe trotting and making memories of your lifetime, please always trust your gut and follow your instincts! Offers and overtures that seem sketchy or too good to be true, generally are. Wander wisely, travel safely and most of all, keep on writing new amazing chapters in your book of life!