Lawyers have uncovered the main schemes for cheating for money in restaurants and cafes.
Some restaurants, under the guise of the absence of a bank terminal, require payment for the order exclusively in cash.
There may be several reasons for this approach – from savings on the maintenance of payment terminals, to “gray” tax evasion schemes, the expert clarified.
Substitution of expensive food and drinks. The cheating scheme works as follows: visitor orders, for example, expensive alcohol, and gets a much cheaper version, diluted with a few ice cubes or other alcohol.
And customers with little knowledge of alcohol can rarely discern a substitution.
“As practice shows, many visitors don’t even notice the difference and pay more” the lawyer explained.
The number of fake travel sites has also increased.
“The closer to the peak of the season, the more fraudulent travel sites. Some people want to relax, while others want to trick inexperienced users. For example, accept payment for a ticket by transfer to a card to a private person. This is one of the most popular schemes now” the lawyers warn.