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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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Mexico police robbery and trip interruption
BostonGuy 8
Paris Metro Make Up Scam
bprowse2 19
Car rental 'damage' scam
bren5 5
Securing backpacks during transit?
britt.erin 16
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
Florence Italy- Air BNB Crime Ring
carolclements... 20
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
Pickpockets and keeping your stuff safe
dkcmontana 50
Best Train from Naples to Roma
dkgitte 1
Rental cars and gas stations
dmartjr 5
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
Strange and pointless posts on Here?
douglas 26
Booking.com: Never Pre-Pay for a Lodging Through This Site!
drew 26
Travel insurance scam -IMG
duret.preuss 11
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
A.I. Generated Guidebooks Scam Online
fcraymond76 3
Car rental through OE Interactive Ltd
fivekaff 3
The Monk Scam.
Francis 10