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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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Pick pocketed, by an old scam
paulawilsonpsl 20
LONDON Oyster card Refund Snafu
bonnie.powers 17
The Monk Scam.
Francis 7
Advice? Hotel double charging friend / us
shamraye 16
Paris new scam alert- spilling beggar
meganlinda 8
Reasons locals don't use moneybelts
LIZinPA 44
Slashed tire rental car scam
janetnoble 24
Rome "Taxi" scam at FCO
sharon.mcdaniel 16
More to Final follow-up report -- Denver travel agent's sentencing hearing.
horsewoofie 32
Fake Passports
Larry 14
Does my husband need a money belt ?
KER 34
A sorry end to a wonderful trip
hinhaber 41
Viator
artiberius 17
CDG airport taxi scam
paulscrudato 18
How does one file a claim for items stolen while passing through airport Security (in...
kayakfit 27
Just a reminder
Ryan.T 37
New scam or old one?
jvsarna 32
Passport with us or in hotel?
skgraves0918 34
New ATM selfie stick scam
T. 12
Hobo Traveler Sew-in Pockets?
slbdaisy 5
Scams still in Liguria/Genoa region
ABSea 12
Sardinia - attempted scam
istrychem3 15
"VaultPro" bag was not slash-proof
Grace 4
Are you getting friend requests from fake Facebook accounts?
avirosemail 22
Anti-Theft Crossbody Purse vs. Cavita Day Pack in Italy
jhbytheseashore 21
Museums in Florence Italy
pjg1309 8
Beware of rental car scams in Sicily
T. 3
pickpocket question
Libby 54
The Security of a Daypack and Neck Wallet
Steve S 32
Money Belt:
davecrow 6
Book places to stay via email
kvanhoom 11
Apartment rental scam
Karen 2
Message for chemoso72
horsewoofie 0
Vultures
Larry 31
Barcelona- scam after scam
melisa.branovsky 25
Barcelona - Bank Scam
rowlandinho77 11
Safety of Multiple Passports
gneissgrl 30
Athens Scams/Safety Concerns?
Dave 6
Pick Pocket Proof pants
Barnstormer 21
40 Tourist Scams to Avoid During Your Travels
Going234 6
Barcelona - Bird Shit Scam
rowlandinho77 8
Airline ticket brokers - like Cheapoair - are rip offs
Paul-of-the-F... 20
Sound familiar
jayhamps 16
A cautionary tale about using an ATM machine - you may have less recourse than you think!
pelter 24
Scammed! Update: Travel agent was arrested yesterday (12/11/17)!
horsewoofie 116
Beware of DCC at Reisebank
Lee 10
The Big Squeeze trick.
vandenplas 18
What is a scam?
jayhamps 30
How honest are you, really?
Chris F 30
UK post card scam
Slate 13