They move them around and then stop, asking the audience to bet which one the ball is under.Their accomplices in the audience guess correctly the first few times, and then they let regular tourists get involved.Sexual violence affects people of all gender, sexual orientations, ages, races, religions, income, abilities, professions, and ethnicity.
Sometimes, the visitor’s beverages will be spiked with drugs to impair vision and/or judgment.When the bill arrives, the host leaves and the establishment sends very large men to force the visitor to pay an exorbitant bill before leaving the premises or face assault.The two scammers then either threaten to call the police unless the tourist pays them not to get the police involved, or they ask to see the visitor’s money to prove s/he didn’t steal theirs.When the tourist takes out his money, they grab it and flee.All services provided by The Alliance are confidential and free of charge to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Partners may be married or not; straight, gay, or lesbian; living together, separated or dating.
It can include physical, sexual, psychological attacks and economic control.The Alliance provides 24-hour crisis intervention, emergency shelter, transitional and long term housing, financial assistance, women and youth support group, legal advocacy, assistance with restraining orders and divorce papers, children’s services, information and referrals to victims of domestic and sexual violence, as well as community education and prevention efforts.The Alliance is completely funded by government and foundation grants in addition to fundraising events and donations from the community. Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors to establish power and control over an intimate partner through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence.They allow the tourists to win and place higher and higher bets, until the scammer palms the ball and causes the tourists to lose – sometimes hundreds of dollars.Tips to protect yourself – and your money – from scams: Take precautions to avoid being a target of crime: Do not wear conspicuous clothing or jewelry and do not carry excessive amounts of money.All of our programs and services are available to everyone.