When the tourist takes out his money, they grab it and flee.
Teahouse/Restaurant/Bar Scam: A young "English student" or attractive female offers to show a tourist around town and then invites him/her to enjoy food or drink at a nearby establishment.
A romance scam is a confidence trick involving feigned romantic intentions towards a victim, gaining their affection, and then using that goodwill to commit fraud.
Fraudulent acts may involve access to the victims' money, bank accounts, credit cards, passports, e-mail accounts, or national identification numbers or by getting the victims to commit financial fraud on their behalf.
Victims can be highly traumatized by this and are often very embarrassed and ashamed when they learn they have become a victim of a scam and that the romance was a farce.
In some cases, online dating services are themselves engaged in misrepresentation, displaying profiles which have been fabricated, which use personal information from users who have not agreed to be depicted on the site social accounts, classified sites and even forums to groom new victims.
There are a great many quite legitimate dating service websites that allow members to establish online relationships.
Often, these online friendships blossom into genuine long-term relationships.The visitor is often taken to a dimly lit back room and given a menu with small print.Sometimes, the visitor’s beverages will be spiked with drugs to impair vision and/or judgment.Turkey Drop (Wallet/Money Drop) Scam: An unsuspecting tourist spots a wallet or packet of cash on the ground.The scammer picks it up and asks if it belongs to the tourist, showing a wad of currency, and tries to get the tourist to touch it.They may ask you to send funds to the account of a third party who may be described as a work colleague or administrator.