The program uses hidden cameras to document how scammers, pickpockets and other criminals go about their work in major tourist destinations around the world. First line of defense: be alert. Use one that is comfortable enough to wear for long periods of time, such as this. In the episode further scams are exposed at the where touts trick tourists into paying for unofficial tours and then coerce them into buying goods such as carpets that they do not want. Trying to make your way back to the hotel — after a few drinks and perhaps a joint — you may well be an easy target for a mugger.
On 29 July 2014, City of Prague announced that they had reached an out-of-court agreement with National Geographic. Season 2 2014 Country Episode Details 01 United States New Orleans Woodman discovers a range of scammers from street-level crooks to a sophisticated gambling racket with roots in organised crime aka Bingo Cajun 02 Mexico Woodman heads out to discover more about the criminals who have killed, kidnapped and extorted their way through Mexico City's beautiful avenues. Stay safe and save money by avoiding these tourist scamsin Amsterdam. Another option is an actual belt — designed to hold up your pants and to keep your money save — such as this That said, even when using a money belt it is best not to carry large amounts of money on your person — especially if you expect to be out deep into the night. I think it is good that someone is doing something against all this 'scripted reality' nonsense.
. It was never our intention to harm the city of Amsterdam, and we regret the affair. And teens are their prime target. We do not recommend the use of neck pouches — unless you get one that others like. In 2014, the same year the fake Scam City episode was broadcast, there was a 17% decrease in pick pocket incidents.
But if you think of it, it is really a setup show and in fact a fraud because they use actors and pretend it is really happening. On May 23, 2014, the city of Amsterdam announced that an agreement was reached with National Geographic; National Geographic acknowledged that many of the events depicted in the show were put in scene, though they said no actors were ever used and the program was based on extensive research. The decision to settle out of court was taken since a lawsuit would be long, expensive, and of uncertain outcome. The of this article is. A convenient feature of such cards is that you can pay small amounts by merely swiping the card past a pay terminal. Roughly half of those street robberies involved a mobile phone, Aalbersberg said.
We should have made that clear to the viewers. Hed get same results in any city. The process of filing a report can be quite tedious. The perpetrators are, for the most part, young people — half of them between the ages of 12 and 17. Thieves target tourists because the latter usually carry large amounts of cash.
National Geographic confirmed that people had been paid, but that they hadn't been actors; pending investigation they pulled the show from their rotation. The picture saying dude I am Dutch, do you think that I would be so sad as to open packets and count bulbs. Calls to the National Geographic Channel have not been returned. If your identity papers were stolen, contact your embassy or consulate. For example, they claimed the notorious bar with prostitutes was not closed in 2011 as the police claimed, but in fact was still open at the time the original documentary was made.
Taking their word will bring nothing but trouble — and their goods are usually fake anyway. Insist on carrying your wallet in a back pocket? Convicted criminals we caught on camera in the Amsterdam ep say they were only 'acting'. Many of the events presented in the program as real incidents were in fact staged, albeit after extensive research by the production company. The show aims to expose the local adaptations of common scams - from pick pockets, expensive cab fares, to bars luring people in with adult entertainment at a high cost. What to do if you have been robbed If you have become a victim of petty theft, such as pickpocketing or purse-snatching , you will need to find a police station, where you can report the crime. Will there be physical activity? If this happens to you, rest assured that you are about to be separated from your money.
Police has arrested groups of children as young as 9 — many of them from Romania. It sounds heartless, but you should be very careful about giving away money. Taxis Taxis in Amsterdam have a reputation for being over-priced and drivers are known to take long, unnecessary detours. They found and interrogated people featured in the documentary and checked all places where the crimes should have taken place. Salient detail: in the Netherlands children under the age of twelve cannot be prosecuted. Following a complaint from the city, National Geographic decided not to broadcast eight scheduled repeats of the program. For example, they claimed the notorious bar with prostitutes was not closed in 2011 as the police claimed, but in fact was still open at the time the original documentary was made.
Our editors have pounded down the pavement in Amsterdam looking for affordable hotels, from no-star to three-star, that are central, clean and cheap. Also because NatGeo does the same in many other cities. Just ask a local person for the nearest one. Amsterdam is safe In the end, Amsterdam is a safe place for tourists, and the buying and selling of goods is well regulated, from the to the boat rides. Although the practice is still commonplace today.