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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Beware AirB&B scams
phred 4 02/13/16 08:28 AM
Travel with passport or leave in hotel?
kacikohlhepp 30 02/05/16 01:37 PM
Are fur coats acceptable in Europe?
mekszrhands 31 02/02/16 11:16 PM
Safe to leave bags checked at train station?
djgeppert 12 02/01/16 01:53 PM
how to call the police
rookfamily33 5 01/31/16 12:12 PM
Advantages of wearing a 'travel vest' with multiple pockets in Italy?
willieske 35 01/19/16 03:16 PM
Zicasso and Taste and Slow Tour of Itlay
dowiatts 1 01/19/16 02:42 AM
Beware of fraudulent credit card charge 'SEI*Eurosports'
avirosemail 8 01/17/16 03:57 PM
Assault is bad end to a great trip to Italy using Rick Steves' advice
delgado.adverts 22 12/31/15 01:58 PM
Become a travel agent to get discounted travel? Scam or true?
rob in cal 8 12/19/15 11:23 AM
Fake wallet?
Donald 24 12/17/15 11:34 PM
Security Breach at SeaTac Airport
jan 8 12/16/15 11:55 AM
Euro for Pound scam
mschonekas 18 12/07/15 10:29 PM
Paris taxi scam
nbraymond79 12 12/04/15 05:21 PM
“Sitting ducks pay $177 for lunch at Trattoria da Romano, Burano, Italy”
phogenson 53 11/07/15 06:24 AM
Keeping items safe on the Beach in Spain
rennettegrace 9 11/07/15 12:11 AM
Istanbul Shoebrush Drop
Larry 10 11/06/15 11:46 AM
pickpocketing experiences
KC 19 11/04/15 09:29 AM
Paris Metro Make Up Scam
bprowse2 19 10/08/15 03:07 PM
What Is A US Passport Card & Why You Might Want One!
WhateverLA 13 09/30/15 03:46 PM
A Tip For Hotel Room Safety
WhateverLA 22 09/24/15 04:42 PM
"Do you speak English" scam in Paris
Richard 14 09/23/15 02:16 PM
Why would i use Europcar again when they scammed us for insurance $650
ainslieberyl 15 09/22/15 08:53 PM
Best Train from Naples to Roma
dkgitte 1 09/12/15 09:39 AM
Leaving your passport at hotel check in - will photo copy work?
GypsyRover 10 09/10/15 09:37 AM
Do thieves know about your money belt?
KC 21 09/05/15 07:05 PM
How to not look like a tourist, ideas and comments
glennlorrainer 65 08/31/15 06:43 PM
Have you heard about an app that can pick up your ATM pin code?
Bets 11 08/29/15 10:18 PM
Eiffel Tower Scam
jehb2 6 08/28/15 12:33 PM
Backpack stolen in Koln train station
jwinters1 6 08/22/15 12:05 PM
Securing backpacks during transit?
britt.erin 16 08/20/15 04:27 PM
Robbed at Rome Termini Train Station
KC 35 08/06/15 09:01 AM
St Petersburg and Nevsky Prospekt bump and pickpocket
Tim 3 07/28/15 01:25 PM
Skip Lisbon Trolley 28E!
geezloueez6 6 07/20/15 07:39 PM
Fake police scam in Amsterdam
utteeyo 9 07/17/15 02:05 PM
Getting my money back, the easy way.
Barnstormer 7 07/17/15 02:02 PM
Rick Steve's warnings about Viator
domwild 14 07/12/15 04:08 PM
Paris Scams.....
Ken 28 07/11/15 05:45 PM
ATM to avoid in Florence
mwchadwick1 8 07/07/15 05:17 PM
What restaurant scams do French people worry about?
Philip 5 07/01/15 12:10 PM
Best brand for money belt
andreajm317 10 07/01/15 10:15 AM
Travel Club Contest -- Scam or Legit?
tedderrick 7 06/25/15 09:29 AM
learn to read numbers in Europe...
KC 6 06/23/15 07:33 PM
A Bird in the Hand...
Christine 19 06/19/15 07:11 PM
Italy: thefts and bad deals, plus observations
bobbing4data 12 06/15/15 06:50 AM
All In Money Belt OR Stash in Hotel/Apartment/B&B?
Jay 21 06/12/15 08:58 AM
Pickpocket safety?
Pat 25 06/11/15 10:31 AM
Watch the big notes and the pause in change exchange
donna 6 06/11/15 06:44 AM
Was this petition a scam
bookman6094 13 06/10/15 05:40 PM
Camera Scam
shifferds 24 05/23/15 05:05 AM