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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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Title    Author Replies Last Post
Beware of ASAP Tickets
baroloboy85 13
Beware of buying the MUVE ticket for the 4 museums on St Mark's Square
bandj53 5
Beware of DCC at Reisebank
Lee 10
Beware of fraudulent credit card charge 'SEI*Eurosports'
avirosemail 8
Beware of rental car scams in Sicily
T. 3
Be warned re Monastery Stays, the booking agency for this site charges 20% booking fee!!
JS 17
Big Bus Tours
Jennylake 9
Blatant misrepresentation of total rental costs, Tromso, Norway
immacdonell 5
BNP Paribas ATM exchange rate markup
David & C. 11
Booking.com imposing unreasonable cancellation fee - Coronavirus
AussieNomad 19
Booking flights with travel companies online
Travelin’Gal 29
Book places to stay via email
kvanhoom 11
Cab scam in Barcelona
colorado924 4
Camera Scam
shifferds 24
Cancellation refund if tour company cancels trip
gr8katz 15
Can you help me rent a bike?
athenafl 2
Careful while buying train tickets in Rom
Keith 3
Car rental 'damage' scam
bren5 5
Car rental through OE Interactive Ltd
fivekaff 3
Caution about ReservationCounter.com
Sherry 1
CC info intercepted when booking hotel by email
BillP 14
CDG airport taxi scam
paulscrudato 18
Centurion rome - 20 euro x pictures
ilmondodavide 16
Chip and Pin machine issue Torrevieja Spain
jayhamps 9
Clear bags to deter thieves?
ArielK 21
collections service trying to collect on Italian traffic citations
philridar 2
Credit Card Protection
yosemite1 4
Crowds at entrances and personal space preferences
avirosemail 18
Diversion Scams
Barnstormer 18
Does my husband need a money belt ?
KER 32
Doesn't matter how 'theft proof your bag is' if...
aquamarinesteph 11
do NOT rent any property from Emma Villa is Tuscany
chick001 4
Don't book your flight with these guys!
Lola 11
Don't Jaywalk in Kraków!
James 12
Don't let your guard down!
Chuck 7
Do thieves know about your money belt?
KC 21
Do you know the artist David Schor?
sherryjb 12
"Do you speak English" scam in Paris
Richard 14
Eiffel Tower Scam
jehb2 7
Euro for Pound scam
mschonekas 17
Europcar Overcharge
Stephen 12
Even happens to professional travelers
Bets 16
Expérience and warning from a long-time expat in Paris
Bets 18
extreme low water pressure at hotel delle rose at paestum
sunjing 2
Fake-Alaska Airline scam
jjgurley 22
Fake gold ring scam
ascentmgt1 17
Fake Oil Painting Shop in Burano Italy
Heidi 9
Fake Paris taxi driver JAILED for overcharging tourists
Chris F 15
Fake Passports
Larry 14
Fake police scam in Amsterdam
utteeyo 8