5. Fake SIM Card scam
This is essentially targeted toward foreigners who land in the country and fall into the trap of buying fake SIM cards! Travelers prefer to have a local connection and to get a valid SIM card, one needs to fill out a form and submit a photograph along with a copy of ID proof. People often think of avoiding this hassle, and approach shops/ individuals who offer a SIM Card without any paperwork. It's only later that they figure out the connection isn't working, and the money for recharge is gone!
6. Free gifts scam
While visiting a religious site, you might stumble upon a Baba who'd offer to tie a thread of good luck on your wrist and offer you blessings - and it's quite obvious to think of that as a gift. After tying the so-called gift, they will demand money and it'll be nearly impossible to get away from the situation without paying. To avoid this, stay at arm’s length from anyone holding such gifts. Remember, there's nothing like a free lunch in this world! And when you're in India, even getting blessed would cost you much!
7. Unreasonable bills scam
This happens at many pubs and bars spread throughout the country. Dodgy bar keepers will add an extra cocktail to your bill and add the service charge on that incorrect bill. Apart from the GSTs, they'll add Service Charges as per their own will and if your luck sucks, they might add some extra drinks that you haven't consumed! Make sure to keep track of the drinks you’ve had, check the price before ordering, and make a rough estimate of the final bill.
8. Train ticket scam
This scam has existed for the longest time in the country. You'd find people at the railway station, claiming that the ticket counter has closed and would offer you either a fake ticket or one that's priced well above its worth. Whenever you're buying a train ticket, make sure to purchase it from the official IRCTC website.