VIDEO: Istanbul’s shoeshine boys filmed tricking tourists
A group of shoeshine boys in Istanbul has been caught on camera using a classic trick to swindle foreign tourists.
Turkish broadcaster Show TV revealed on Jan. 27 the trick by shoeshine boys around the iconic Taksim Square, deliberately letting their brushes fall to the ground. When tourists pick up the brush to return it to the shoeshiner, the latter offers to polish his or her shoes for free as a show of gratitude. However, the notorious trick is always concluded with the shoeshine boy demanding money after the job is done.
Most tourists feel compelled to pay, pocketing the cunning shoeshine boy a useful fee.