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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Securing backpacks during transit?
britt.erin 10 08/03/15 03:24 PM
St Petersburg and Nevsky Prospekt bump and pickpocket
Tim 3 07/28/15 01:25 PM
“Sitting ducks pay $177 for lunch at Trattoria da Romano, Burano, Italy”
phogenson 42 07/25/15 05:57 AM
Keeping items safe on the Beach in Spain
rennettegrace 7 07/24/15 07:00 PM
Skip Lisbon Trolley 28E!
geezloueez6 6 07/20/15 07:39 PM
Robbed at Rome Termini Train Station
KC 33 07/18/15 08:48 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
How to not look like a tourist, ideas and comments
glennlorrainer 63 07/14/15 09:10 PM
Rick Steve's warnings about Viator
domwild 14 07/12/15 04:08 PM
"Do you speak English" scam in Paris
Richard 10 07/12/15 09:37 AM
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
Do thieves know about your money belt?
KC 18 07/01/15 11:32 AM
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
Very High currency fees at some airports
Barnstormer 14 04/21/15 11:42 AM
"Speeding" ticket - a year later!
burknett 12 04/21/15 04:48 AM
got scammed anyways
choquette.r 17 03/15/15 08:38 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
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
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
Barnstormer 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