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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Scamsters’ paradise: Why tourists love to hate Delhi

(Travel scams, brilliantly…)
NEW DELHI: Our city recently made it to a top ten list of global cities, but not for reasons we should be proud of. Travel scams, brilliantly complex and unarguably rampant, have given New Delhi a spot in the world's top cities travellers love to hate.
Hate may seem like a strong word, and the city's reputation an exaggeration, but tourists' experiences here confirm New Delhi's number eight position on the CNNGo list isn't unwarranted. Whether it's the ingenious "poop scam", detailed train station scams, or the routine fleecing, every tourist has a story to share. Cheating here, it seems, is so ubiquitous that tourists believe it's in our DNA. "Everybody here cheats. Your government cheats you, and you con us," says Bryan, from Liverpool, England.

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