Krystal Resort Cancun Scam Prevention Squad — The Broken Camera Scam

Krystal Resort Cancun scam prevention team has uncovered a relatively modern version of a popular old scam. It has been circulating around the world for a while now and you need to be prepared for it.

While you are sightseeing in Paris for instance, you see that a lot of people are taking pictures with their cameras. The next moment some person comes your way, hands you a camera and asks you to take a picture. Once you try to do that, however, you see that the camera does not actually work. Confused you give the camera back to the person, who trips and drops it on the ground. When it is smashed to pieces, there are two outcomes for the scam. The scam artist either pickpockets you as you are bending over to pick up the broken camera, or asks you to pay for repairs which you have no fault for.

Krystal Resort Cancun scam prevention squad knows that it is not wrong to accept someone’s camera so that you can take a picture for them and immortalize the moment. Keep in mind however that as soon as you see the non-working camera, you need to hand it with a completely firm grip. That way when the person fumbles or trips, the camera will be left in your hand, the scammer will be unbalanced and you will be left safe. Krystal Resort Cancun scam prevention squad notes that you should then make sure you leave as quickly as possible and increase the distance between yourself and the person in question.