7 Dangerous Overseas Scams Every Singaporean Traveller Should Watch Out For

With the amount of hours most of us work every week, it?s a miracle that the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) isn?t overflowing with patients. When you think about it, the only reason more people aren?t having work-related mental breakdowns is because of one word ? holiday.

A relaxing holiday abroad can clear up just about any work-related stress build-up you?ve had to endure over the course of several months. That is? unless you get scammed out of your hard-earned cash while on holiday.

Unfortunately, not every holiday is a relaxing affair. Sometimes, you?ll just have the bad luck of being targeted by scammers who see you as a walking piggy bank. But it doesn?t have to be that way ? you just need to keep your eyes open for 7 of the most common overseas scams out there.

What can you to do ensure that you don?t end up just another scammed tourist? As my old Drill Sergeant used to say, ?Stay alert, stay alive.? In other words, be aware of your surroundings and never, no matter how nice a local may be, don?t be too trusting.

Travel insurance is a must-buy for every traveller ? because you never know whether you?ll run into flight cancellations, delays, get sick, injured, or scammed during your holiday.