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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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Athens Metro Pickpockets
Bruce 16
"Speeding" ticket - a year later!
burknett 12
Be super aware of a new way of pickpockets while in Köln Messe Koelnmesse Train...
camilkuo 24
Paris taxi/uber rip off
Carolyn 17
Advice for Safely Traveling with 2 Little Kids
carrie4g 8
Railroad ticket change scam, Schiphol Train Station
cascade dan 18
Fareboom is a horrid company - stay away!
chgodiego 15
do NOT rent any property from Emma Villa is Tuscany
chick001 4
got scammed anyways
choquette.r 17
How honest are you, really?
Chris F 30
Fake Paris taxi driver JAILED for overcharging tourists
Chris F 15
Viator Data Compromise
christa 4
Don't let your guard down!
Chuck 7
Bad Decision to Rent from Tuscany Now & More
clleven 6
Cab scam in Barcelona
colorado924 4
Lost Passport
Connie 22
Athens Scams/Safety Concerns?
Dave 6
A consumer guide to using credit card disputes properly
Dave 4
Money Belt:
davecrow 6
Venice Restaurant charges
David 15
BNP Paribas ATM exchange rate markup
David & C. 11
Has anyone had problems with RideCabs.com
daybee71nfun 9
Assault is bad end to a great trip to Italy using Rick Steves' advice
delgado.adverts 34
Be prepared then enjoy your vacation.
Dennis 7
last supper tickets
dhakkan99 6
Lots of beggars in Paris
Diana 46
Safe to leave bags checked at train station?
djgeppert 11
Best Train from Naples to Roma
dkgitte 1
Rick Steve's warnings about Viator
domwild 14
Fake wallet?
Donald 36
Watch the big notes and the pause in change exchange
donna 6
Spilling the Mustard?
Donna 4
Bad experience with Sixt car rental in Malaga
donna.reimer 6
Scam on train departing Rome
ediebabbe 4
Pick Pocket Proof Clothing
edrosenberg1 14
Backpack stolen in Koln train station
Euro traveler 6
Lisbon Taxi Drivers
evergreenlbh 6
Car rental through OE Interactive Ltd
fivekaff 3
The Monk Scam.
Francis 10
Little Old Falling Down in Paris
Frank 5
When booking rooms before of after your tour
gallen 5
Paris Metro Scam
Gary 13
Skip Lisbon Trolley 28E!
geezloueez6 6
Fine scam on Frankfurt airport train
gentlesea14850 50
Getting La Scala tickets
gibsmail 4
How to not look like a tourist, ideas and comments
glennlorrainer 56
Safety of Multiple Passports
gneissgrl 28
40 Tourist Scams to Avoid During Your Travels
Going234 6
Cancellation refund if tour company cancels trip
gr8katz 15
"VaultPro" bag was not slash-proof
Grace 4