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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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Avis pulled a semi-fast one on me
phred 6
How to avoid travel company scams
rho67 19
Tricky Italian car rental company
onder.uretmen 7
Be prepared then enjoy your vacation.
Dennis 7
Car rental through OE Interactive Ltd
fivekaff 3
"a fanny pack for your rack"
Michael... 11
Ok, I'll fess up. No money belt.
Anne 69
got scammed anyways
choquette.r 17
"Speeding" ticket - a year later!
burknett 12
Very High currency fees at some airports
Barnstormer 14
Camera Scam
shifferds 24
Was this petition a scam
bookman6094 13
Watch the big notes and the pause in change exchange
donna 6
Pickpocket safety?
Pat 25
All In Money Belt OR Stash in Hotel/Apartment/B&B?
Jay 21
Italy: thefts and bad deals, plus observations
bobbing 12
A Bird in the Hand...
Sempre Italia 🇮🇹 19
learn to read numbers in Europe...
KC 6
Travel Club Contest -- Scam or Legit?
ted 7
Best brand for money belt
andreajm317 10
What restaurant scams do French people worry about?
Philip 5
ATM to avoid in Florence
mwchadwick1 8
Paris Scams.....
Ken 28
Rick Steve's warnings about Viator
domwild 14
Getting my money back, the easy way.
Barnstormer 7
Fake police scam in Amsterdam
utteeyo 8
Skip Lisbon Trolley 28E!
geezloueez6 6
St Petersburg and Nevsky Prospekt bump and pickpocket
Tim 3
Robbed at Rome Termini Train Station
KC 35
Securing backpacks during transit?
britt.erin 16
Backpack stolen in Koln train station
Euro traveler 6
How to not look like a tourist, ideas and comments
glennlorrainer 56
Have you heard about an app that can pick up your ATM pin code?
Bets 11
Do thieves know about your money belt?
KC 21
Leaving your passport at hotel check in - will photo copy work?
GypsyRover 10
Best Train from Naples to Roma
dkgitte 1
Why would i use Europcar again when they scammed us for insurance $650
ainslieberyl 15
"Do you speak English" scam in Paris
Richard 14
A Tip For Hotel Room Safety
WhateverLA 21
What Is A US Passport Card & Why You Might Want One!
WhateverLA 13
Paris Metro Make Up Scam
bprowse2 19
pickpocketing experiences
KC 19
Istanbul Shoebrush Drop
Larry 10
Keeping items safe on the Beach in Spain
rennettegrace 9
“Sitting ducks pay $177 for lunch at Trattoria da Romano, Burano, Italy”
phogenson 53
Paris taxi scam
nbraymond79 12
Euro for Pound scam
mschonekas 17
Security Breach at SeaTac Airport
jan 8
Beware of fraudulent credit card charge 'SEI*Eurosports'
avirosemail 8
how to call the police
rookfamily33 5