Infographic reveals 40 shakedowns to avoid on holidays this summer

Most travellers end up learning how to avoid scams on their gap year the hard way, but you can give yourself a head start by checking out this infographic by which shows 40 of the most common rip-offs to affect unsuspecting tourisits.

Many of the scams involve pickpockets accessing your belongings with varying degrees of ingenuity, and others exploit basic human conscience and social convention. Some have been around for years while others are brand new, but all have the same thing in common: to relieve you of your hard earned cash!