Around the World in 80 Scams: an Essential Travel Guide and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Around the World in 80 Sc... has been added to your Cart
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Simply Brit: We have dispatched from our UK warehouse books of good condition to over 1 million satisfied customers worldwide. We are committed to providing you with a reliable and efficient service at all times.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Around the World in 80 Scams: An Essential Travel Guide Paperback – Apr 20 2011


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
CDN$ 19.18
CDN$ 19.18 CDN$ 8.69

2014 Books Gift Guide
Yes Please is featured in our 2014 Books Gift Guide. More gift ideas


Product Details

  • Paperback: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Bennion Kearny Limited (April 20 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955911451
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955911453
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 1.7 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 399 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,248,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.ca
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 3 reviews
A few bucks could save you big bucks April 6 2013
By Klipspringer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
"80 Scams" is a quick and useful read for any traveler, covering the seemingly endless number of ways con artists have conceived to separate tourists from their money. Not only does the author outline the scams in detail, but he gives some pretty useful tips on how to counter them (or avoid them all together). Occasionally it gets a little tedious, as many of the ripoffs are variations on a single theme, but even so, it doesn't hurt to be aware of the many ways you can be relieved of your cash, or in the worst cases, of your life.

One has to marvel at the remarkably inventive scenarios scam artists have devised to steal your money, fully detailed in the book. I suspect that if these crooks devoted as much effort and creativity to a respectable line of work, they would be extremely successful in life. But, that is another story.

The author has done extensive traveling and encountered many of the scams up close and personally, so his authority on the topic is not to be doubted. One of the ripoffs he mentioned applies directly to a destination I will be visiting in a few months, so this alone made the book well worth the purchase price. It is human nature to drop one's guard when traveling, and to give people the benefit of the doubt when in a foreign land. The scammers know this, and take full advantage of it.

Buy the book, read a few examples every time you travel anywhere, and it will be an invaluable reminder to be alert, be smart, don't get taken for a sucker, and don't let a ripoff ruin your trip.
Very Enlightening March 25 2013
By Bourbon Rebellion - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Peter John's Around the World in 80 Scams: an Essential Travel Guide was highly informative and provides its readers with simplistic breakdowns concerning how these con jobs and denizens operate. I particularly liked the way the book rates the frequency and locations of most of the scams mentioned.

For example, the "Clip Joint" scam is very common in New Orleans' French Quarter, although this city is not mentioned in particular. Many of us have fallen victim to some of these scams, or likely know of someone who has, and this book accurately labels and identifies such scams and their methods of operation.

On behalf of all tourists and global travelers, I want to thank Peter John for writing this insider information to forewarn us of the potential scams and dangers many of us are unaware even exist.
Must read if you travel - anywhere! Oct. 26 2012
By annie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A comprehensive list of all the ills that can plague the traveler, even some for the "armchair traveler". Having traveled extensively in developing countries I can assure you it's all too true.


Feedback