Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cons posing as cops

Manisha from Living in Egypt blogged about a new con game in town here

I haven't faced that yet. But I have encountered people in regular clothes stopping me at the pyramids saying they are cops and demanding to see my tickets etc.

How do you know that someone approaching you at the pyramids is not a plains clothes policeman? (a con would be speaking tourist guide/tout English, a cop will speak more halting Egyptian - English)


amr.m.rezk said...

by the Egyptian law you are supposed some cops are wearing civilian clothes, and you are supposed to ask them to see their ID if they ask for yours.

BrO said...

it's easy, just look to ther belt if you can see a gun, or a wokitalk in there hand..then they are police

Kim said...

Thanks for the tip Bro

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