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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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Beware of buying the MUVE ticket for the 4 museums on St Mark's Square
bandj53 5
Is a legit booking agent?
mikeywaz 5
Blatant misrepresentation of total rental costs, Tromso, Norway
immacdonell 5
Rome tour guides
hlbrechin 5
Short Change
Bob 6
last supper tickets
dhakkan99 6
blw9455 6
Watch the big notes and the pause in change exchange
donna 6
Skip Lisbon Trolley 28E!
geezloueez6 6
learn to read numbers in Europe...
KC 6
Backpack stolen in Koln train station
Euro traveler 6
Beware AirB&B scams
phred 6
Bad experience with Sixt car rental in Malaga
donna.reimer 6
Lisbon Taxi Drivers
evergreenlbh 6
40 Tourist Scams to Avoid During Your Travels
Going234 6
Athens Scams/Safety Concerns?
Dave 6
Money Belt:
davecrow 6
WP Article Regarding Common Scams
Maryam 5
A consumer guide to using credit card disputes properly
Dave 4
When booking rooms before of after your tour
gallen 5
Bad Decision to Rent from Tuscany Now & More
clleven 6
Security Pocket Underwear/Tanks
martha546 7
Be prepared then enjoy your vacation.
Dennis 7
Tricky Italian car rental company
onder.uretmen 7
Avis pulled a semi-fast one on me
phred 6
Getting my money back, the easy way.
Barnstormer 7
Travel Club Contest -- Scam or Legit?
ted 7
Eiffel Tower Scam
jehb2 7
Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper scam
joe 7
Naples, Italy Taxi Scam
sbland3829 7
Security checks and money belts
bnuckols 7
Don't let your guard down!
Chuck 7
ATM to avoid in Florence
mwchadwick1 8
Beware of fraudulent credit card charge 'SEI*Eurosports'
avirosemail 8
Security Breach at SeaTac Airport
jan 8
Taxi Scams Rome (Fiumicino) International Airport
m.wcrawford47 8
Advice for Safely Traveling with 2 Little Kids
carrie4g 8
Mexico police robbery and trip interruption
BostonGuy 8
Barcelona - Bird Shit Scam
rowlandinho77 8
Museums in Florence Italy
pjg1309 8
Paris new scam alert- spilling beggar
meganlinda 8
Another Paris scam - "Bird Poop"
nanvan 8
Railroad Station in Prague
Steve 6
RFID pockets, are they worth it, do they work?
bonnieamarsh 8
Rome: Pickpockets on Escalators
AVogan 9
Ah the guys with flowers
jkc 9
Scams: descriptions all in one place!
Kathleen 9
Fake police scam in Amsterdam
utteeyo 8
Keeping items safe on the Beach in Spain
rennettegrace 9
New bank ripoff
Philip 8