Oh, waiter! There's a scam in my soup!

The scam is you didn't order the soup. Some shady waiters will pad bills with:

 

 

 



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Travel Advisory: How to Avoid Thefts, Cons, and Street Scams While Traveling
Travel Advisory! How to Avoid Thefts, Cons, and Street Scams While Traveling by Bob Arno and Bambi Vincent (2003). The pedestrian scams on this page barely scratch the surface of the rip-offs you may encounter abroad. While, as I said, even these "common" ones are not terribly commonplace, if you want to find out about dozens of other cons—and read plenty of thrilling tales of thievery, pickpocketry, and rip-off artistry)—grab this book by two of the world's leading experts on the subject (this husband/wife team does 20/20 specials and the like on this stuff).