They forgot to mention the worst scammer of all...the rental car company.They want to charge you if you bring the car back early.They want to
charge you if you bring the car back 15 minutes late.They want to charge
you for scrapes on the undercarriage..because you didn't look there when
you gave the car an initial inspection.They want to charge you for gas you
didn't use.They want to charge you user fees, airport fees, parking
fees, lost key fees.They want to sell you insurance.They want to
sell you an upgrade.They want to sell you a GPS systemThey want to
sell you a toll pass.They want to sell you down a familiar creek.
The whole CD scam is big in L.A. too, especially Hollywood. They can be
very persistent, you MUST ignore them from the beginning!And may I add
one: Try not to look like a tourist. Tourist = Easy MarkI did
appreciate these tips, especially the pickpocket ones. Who knew!