Tourist Scams

Know the game

Tourists are targeted by scam and rip-off artists everywhere in Europe. If you know the games (spilling the mustard, bus 64 in Rome, and so on), you're less likely to be a victim. By sharing the latest scams (and learning from each others' mistakes) we'll all travel more safely.

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Scam TEFL Course in Prague with The Language House TEFL Prague (TLH Prague)
casey.packwoo... 4 03/05/15 02:47 PM
All In Money Belt OR Stash in Hotel/Apartment/B&B?
Jay 16 03/01/15 02:17 AM
Ok, I'll fess up. No money belt.
Anne 69 03/01/15 02:07 AM
"a fanny pack for your rack"
Michael... 11 02/27/15 06:19 AM
Car rental through OE Interactive Ltd
fivekaff 3 02/25/15 06:51 AM
Be prepared then enjoy your vacation.
Dennis 7 02/20/15 12:54 PM
Pickpocket safety?
Pat 21 02/18/15 03:33 PM
Tricky Italian car rental company
onder.uretmen 7 02/01/15 10:14 AM
How to avoid travel company scams
rho67 19 01/30/15 04:38 PM
Avis pulled a semi-fast one on me
phred 6 01/05/15 07:53 PM
Paris Scams.....
Ken 13 01/05/15 07:49 PM
got scammed anyways
choquette.r 15 12/30/14 07:04 PM
Service charges added onto bills in Italy
world... 14 12/29/14 02:41 PM
Hertz Rental Car- Italy "processing fee"
boonie721 22 12/09/14 08:49 PM
Diversion Scams
pdbphoto 18 12/01/14 03:10 PM
Random Passport Checks: Real or Fake Police?
marc 43 11/07/14 07:50 PM
Istanbul Scams
Peter 5 10/16/14 03:08 PM
Centurion rome - 20 euro x pictures
ilmondodavide 16 10/16/14 02:19 PM
Tourist Scams that migsht not be
MC 14 10/07/14 01:43 PM
Europcar Overcharge
Stephen 12 10/07/14 03:54 AM
Managing Travel Stress
Barb 43 10/05/14 11:30 PM
Rovinj Istria Croatia- Harbour Market Fruit - Thief
suzanne.thras... 1 10/03/14 02:56 PM
do NOT rent any property from Emma Villa is Tuscany
chick001 4 10/03/14 07:14 AM
Caution about ReservationCounter.com
Sherry 1 09/24/14 04:09 PM
Viator Data Compromise
christa 4 09/22/14 12:24 PM
Prague Scams on the Charles Bridge
travl3r84 1 09/12/14 02:31 PM
Scams: descriptions all in one place!
Kathleen 9 09/09/14 11:17 AM
Security Pocket Underwear/Tanks
martha546 7 09/08/14 04:24 PM
Taxi drivers from Termini- frustratring!!
Kristen 9 09/05/14 07:11 PM
Pickpocket Paranoia
joefackler 22 09/01/14 04:37 PM
PRAGUE: TAXIS
blw9455 6 08/29/14 07:45 PM
Ah the guys with flowers
jkc 9 08/25/14 08:46 AM
Backpack stolen on train to Rome (from airport)
The Madster 21 08/13/14 12:32 AM
food fake in italy
virginia.garr... 5 08/07/14 11:32 AM
New measures for crime prevention at termini
Nicole P 5 08/06/14 10:25 PM
For fashionable people who don't use money belts...
Nicole P 30 08/06/14 08:47 AM
steal all your money from your credit cards- when you put your card into the machine
lonney finigan 14 07/27/14 02:12 PM
The "ring scam" and "petition girls" in Paris.
pat 34 07/27/14 01:43 PM
Lots of beggars in Paris
Diana 46 07/21/14 09:37 AM
Venice Restaurant charges
David 15 07/18/14 06:45 AM
Cab scam in Barcelona
colorado924 4 07/07/14 04:31 PM
Spilling the Mustard?
Donna 4 06/30/14 12:54 PM
Pickpocket Paranoia
joefackler 1 06/29/14 01:54 PM
Railroad ticket change scam, Schiphol Train Station
cascade dan 18 06/28/14 10:26 AM
Luggage 'stolen' at Gare de Lyon, Paris
mherr2 4 06/17/14 06:26 PM
Little Old Falling Down in Paris
Frank 5 06/17/14 12:02 PM
last supper tickets
dhakkan99 6 06/11/14 09:07 PM
Car rental 'damage' scam
bren5 5 06/11/14 10:20 AM
extreme low water pressure at hotel delle rose at paestum
sunjing 2 06/07/14 08:23 PM
Travel Documents
johnna 4 06/07/14 03:03 PM