Just got in from a bit of chatting with some friends here and discussing the situations !!
Really all is normal but heard there are some of those bad ones always looking for an unsuspected victim... A reminder... keep your eyes and ears open about you at all times.....There are some people that distract you and clean you out.. So be aware or do not give them the opportunity to take advantage of you!! Or do not carry all with you!!!
Ones friend was at the pool of a very popular Hotel on the strip (comes every year for many years and has the same comfortable spot at the pool every year) and during her getting settled a couple came to try to set up their chair/s between or next to her daily reserved chairs? When she asked them why and what they were doing etc., they seemed confused and continued their distractions, then moved to another area of the pool and soon changed their minds to leave. Good ridden!! Only to discover a bit later when she looked into her beach bag for the room key, (which was still there) but wallet, cash and credit cards were all missing……………………….Big Distraction!!!!!
Within 2 hrs. they charged up to $2000.oo USD . I know it is a band/group of them going around now, working together, as they usually check CC card charges with picture IDs. ???? Specificly US or foreign CC.So be aware, keep your eyes open and do not get too comfortable with in the surroundings. They are all over, marking you and anyone else that they can distract to take advantage of…………..
It is their job and they get good at it!!!!! Bummers all over the world!!!
Enjoy but!!!.... Eyes open; more specifics..Tjhese were a couple and spoke with foreign accent!!! Not sure why the Hotel’s security was not on the ball?? Maybe as the hotel is large they missed that?? One advantage to smaller hotel with lots of security. As I said this could happen anywhere; Restaurant with lots of activity, on the beach, bus stop etc.
Acasun..............Edited: 25 January 2013, 06:43