Free stuff scams, fake police scam, Bonneteau, The fake donation, Free hugs are the most common tourist scams which are opted by those in Switzerland who have no work to do.
In ‘Free’ stuff scams, scammers approach and offer you something, then they will create a scene to force you to pay. Alternatively, they also provide you flower, friendship bracelets to rob you while putting it on you.
In a shell and pea game of Bonneteau, a small ball is concealed under one of three cups. As such, it never goes under the cup at all. Scam artists then start stakes at 100 CHF and con tourists. Police issued warnings against these occurrences.
In the case of fake police, conmen pose as police and ask to check the wallet of random people, and rob them. So, do not hand over any of your belongings to them, and call emergency number 117 in Switzerland.
In the name of the Free Hug Campaign, do not let any random person offer you a free hug. You may be pickpocketed.
In the fake donation, do not pay cash donations or sign a petition (it requires payment) to the people without official identification.