Fraudulent and dangerous 'Travel agents'

#46 Sep 23rd, 2016, 00:28
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Originally Posted by Sama View Post What feels dangerous to one person might feel like an adventure to the next person.
Very true, and with a lot of stuff from misadventures with touts to road accidents, I often have two almost simultaneous thoughts: "how the the hell did they let that happen," and "that could so easily have been me." People do stupid things. People includes me.
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#47 Sep 23rd, 2016, 01:44
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As a tall white guy, I have been approached by aggressive touts many times. I never respond to any questions when in the street. Where you from sir. Nice hat sir. You want lady sir. If they start to grab me, I usually grab the smallest by The throat, mutter some gibberish then let the fellow go. They disappear so quickly. New Delhi Station on the Paharhanj side is the worst for these deplorables
#48 Sep 24th, 2016, 00:39
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In defence of the OP, whenever I get a "Delhi Police Pre-paid Taxi" from Delhi airport to a hotel or house (and I do this a couple of times a year) the taxi driver often asks me "You have reservation?" and I assume he's trying on this scam. I think the taxi drivers get a commission if they can fool the passenger into going to the fake Tourist Information Centre.

I always answer "My friend (or husband) is already there" and then I don't really respond to the driver's other questions.

I have heard of scams like this on tourists many times in Delhi taxis, though I hadn't heard of ones that went this bad. The common story ends with the tourist having to stay at a shady and overpriced hotel, and maybe buying a tour of several days to someplace they hadn't wanted to go to.
#49 Sep 28th, 2016, 17:25
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Originally Posted by ananda2193 View Post Indian woman stabbed more than 20 times in broad daylight. Video shows passersby doing nothing.
I saw this video, I youtubed bold one.
There is a guy, schoolboy? Reacted quickly when suspected threw her down on the ground, he run to her but baked when suspected started to stab her. In another video same guy with the backpack still there but too scared to do anything. He did right thing to take a step back, they all looks very young.

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