The "Shoe Shiner" Travel Scam is designed Christian Louboutin Shoes to take advantage of generous, compassionate tourists. It begins when a shoe shiner pretends to drop an item used for shoe shining in front of the tourist and ends with a tourist handing over a large sum of money.Other People Are ReadingHow to Spot the "Begging Child" Travel ScamHow to Spot the "Bar Tab" Travel ScamPrint this articleInstructions 1Walk down the street and notice if someone in front of you drops shoe shiner's tools. A brush or polish are two types of tools that can be used.2Pick up the tools, run to catch up with him and return them to him.3Listen as the potential scammer expresses his thanks and start a conversation with you. A scammer will likely have a story to go along with the brush--he may claim that it's the only brush he owns, that it was a treasured relative's brush or he may use another line to illustrate the importance of the brush in his life.4Receive a gesture of thanks. The scammer will offer to shine your shoes for free to thank you for your kindness.5Move to a place where the scammer works. He may have an area set up for his shines or he may take you to a place where he easily can shine your shoes with a portable step Cheap Christian Louboutin Shoes.6Listen to the scammer's full story. The purposeful dropping of the items combined with the previous anecdote were meant to get you to a place where you're forced to listen to the story. While having your shoes shined, you will likely hear about the scammer's supposed financial troubles. The scammer will keep shining your shoes until you've heard his entire story or until you seem to express compassion.7Pay the shoe shiner. The scammer will expect a more than generous payment and tip in response to his story. Some scammers may even ask for a specific amount of money to help pay off one of the bills they mentioned in their story.Tips & WarningsA variation of this scam occurs when a scammer somehow plants a sticky substance on your shoe, points it out to you and offers to shine your shoes.Find a legitimate shoe shiner if you need your shoes cleaned.Shoe shine scammers can also be kids.Some shoe shine scammers may try to pressure you into giving more money than you've already offered, even if it's generous.

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