3 Illegal Money Changers Shut Down In Legian For Scamming Tourists

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The Bali Sun
26 Jan 2020


Three money changer locations have been shut down by local authorities after multiple compaints were received by tourists that had been scammed.

All three operations were located in Legian and had their exchange boards and operational equipment confiscated.

The Bank of Indonesia oversees the money changers and is promising to be conducting more surveillance to protect tourists from fraud.

“We from traditional villages are ready to join in the collaboration. Rather than before, we now feel have the support to respond to this,” said Wasista.

Money changer scams have become so widespread in Bali that there are multiple articles now posted online on how to protect yourself from being scammed.

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So how were they scammed? Even the article doesn't say? Short changed? Well you count the money out back in front of the teller before you take it. Fake notes? Not much you can do there.
 

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Well you count the money out back in front of the teller before you take it.
It’s always the same trick; they make sure they ‘count’ it last.

If you insist to touch the money again before the final transaction they will refuse and send you away.
 

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It’s always the same trick; they make sure they ‘count’ it last.

If you insist to touch the money again before the final transaction they will refuse and send you away.
well there is the warning sign then
 

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Yes, the good ones will leave the currency on the counter and let you do a final count.
 

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