"Being aware of beggars and shady characters" Beggars & Scam Artists Tip by QueenBee75

Beggars & Scam Artists, Chicago: 20 reviews and 2 photos

Giving most major cities they do have a high number of homeless and shady characters that prey on tourists because they won't have a clue as to what the city's elements are about. As for Chicago I want to keep it real and clear with tourists who plan to visit Chicago and that is to watch your surroundings. Do not ask for directions from bums that will give you directions in exchange for a couple dollars or some change. What many tourists don't really realize is that most of the homeless on the streets of Chicago are mentally ill and drug addicts and you don't want to have anything to do with them. Reason being is that this is their hustle to support their addiction and to eat on a daily basis. If you see homeless people wandering around a tourist area notify the police and make sure you give a full description of the individual and where you saw him or her at so that the police can pick them up. This helps the police lower the number of homeless that wander the downtown area so they don't harass citizens and tourists and making the streets safer.

Address: Chicago
othercontact: 311(from a cell phone if you nee
Website: http://cityofchicago.org

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  • Written Aug 6, 2008
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