Egypt, 50 pound note trick scam

Posted on January 23, 2011 • Filed under: Eygpt, Travel Scam

The 50 Egyptian pound note/50 piastre note trick is the standard scam in Egypt, not just in Aswan and not just with souq sellers. In Aswan and Luxor it is rife. With years of Egyptology experience, even I was trumped at a shop in a luxury hotel in Cairo. Well aware that the 50 pound note was red and the 50 piastre green, I put my purchases on the counter. Read Article

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