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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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Saving documents
jnsjane303 3
Bike Hiring
jnsjane303 1
Do not use Reservation
santacruzdela32 9
Pickpocket working with kids by the river
scott 12
Passport and Credit Card
Sandy Chen 7
Iberia travel voucher scam
kenbkb 22
New ATM scam
phred 11
Strange and pointless posts on Here?
douglas 26
Athens Airport Metro Pickpocketing Gang
TravelBug 11
Paris Metro fine
jerund 31 cancelled my flight ticket and took my refund from the airline
25yearstraveler 35
Train Station Scam at Venice Santa Lucia Station
Larry & Betty 16
be careful of restaurant double charges where they claim they've "reversed" the first...
John 13
Expérience and warning from a long-time expat in Paris
Bets 33
Don't buy Seven Corners Insurance
speckmank 16 Never Pre-Pay for a Lodging Through This Site!
drew 26
How do men keep their phones safe?
Lulu348 61
AirBnB, VRBO...only showing positive reviews?
Kateja 14
Traveler 8
Outraged honeymooners stuck with $570 bill for ‘a quick snack’
roubrat 12
Barcelona Escalator Scam
TaffetaPilot 10
New to me scam in NYC
stan 3
Salt Mines Berchtesgaden
RafaFan 3
Getting La Scala tickets
gibsmail 4
Aggressive man on Steps to Sacre Coeur
RafaFan 17
Crowds at entrances and personal space preferences
avirosemail 18
Fake-Alaska Airline scam
jjgurley 22
Pickpockets and other tourist scams
horsewoofie 17
Can you help me rent a bike?
athenafl 2
RFID pockets, are they worth it, do they work?
bonnieamarsh 8
Got tricked by 3rd party hotel site
Yo Pauly 19
collections service trying to collect on Italian traffic citations
philridar 2
Snap Travel
M. E. 4
anti-theft bags
pharmchat70 26
Beware of ASAP Tickets
baroloboy85 13
Fareboom is a horrid company - stay away!
chgodiego 15
Bad Decision to Rent from Tuscany Now & More
clleven 6
A consumer guide to using credit card disputes properly
Dave 4
When booking rooms before of after your tour
gallen 5
JUSTFLY is Exceedingly Unreachable - DO NOT TRUST
tfmyles 15
Never ending claims of traffic violations with no proof
michael 17
Renters Beware -- VRBO Coronavirus Refund Policy is Toothless
Andy 13
What are some of the tourist traps in Europe?
Lane 50 imposing unreasonable cancellation fee - Coronavirus
AussieNomad 19
Has anyone had problems with
daybee71nfun 9
Fascinating article on Airbnb properties ( also VRBO, etc.) in London
Lola 15
Attempted theft in Madrid
steve 9
Another Paris scam - "Bird Poop"
nanvan 8
What HomeAway/VRBO Doesn't Tell You About Not Refunding Your Money
Lindy 34
Cancellation refund if tour company cancels trip
gr8katz 15