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App Of The Day: Around the World in 80 Scams

App Of The Day: Around the World in 80 Scams
Zen Terrelonge

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Development / iOS / December 1st 2011 at 12:34PM

Designed to prevent artful dodgers from picking a pocket or two when you travel.

Just to clarify this app doesn't advise on how to scam, it works in the opposite direction to enlighten travellers how to keep their wits about them when on the move.

Around the World in 80 Scams has over 85,000 pearls of wisdom concocted of first-hand accounts from globetrotting authors and third parties.

The app's motto is 'Don’t stop travelling: get smart' and its audience varies from gap year students to the experienced whose boots were made for walking.

There are ten primary sections to the app, some of which include:
Section 1: Hotels and other accommodation scams
Section 3: Cash, ATM and credit card scams
Section 5: Shopping scams
Section 6: Eating, drinking and gambling scams
Section 9: Begging and street hustling scams
Section 10: Extortion, blackmail and fraud scams

Some of the scams that can be found in section one involve resort fees, time shares, investments and exchange rates.

For those that enjoy having a flutter on cock fights and tag-team matches, section six covers rigged betting scams.

Around the World in 80 Scams: an Essential Travel App is available on iOS devices for £6.99.

For more info, click here.