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On the Scene: Izmir - Where Refugees and Smugglers Meet

Twenty-year-old college students from Syria, Omar and Monar, met their first scammer before they left the airport in Turkey.  A man sold them what they thought was a SIM card so they could use their smartphones in Turkey.   He took $35 from the pair, and the card was fake.  SIM cards here cost $20.   A few hours later, we met the two at a mobile phone shop after they overheard my colleague, Shadi, speaking Turkish to the store clerk, and Syrian Arabic to his friend....

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