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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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Safe to leave bags checked at train station?
djgeppert 11
Are fur coats acceptable in Europe?
mekszrhands 30
Eiffel Tower Scam
jehb2 7
Beware AirB&B scams
phred 6
Advantages of wearing a 'travel vest' with multiple pockets in Italy?
willieske 44
Fake wallet?
Donald 36
Travel with passport or leave in hotel?
kacikohlhepp 40
Assault is bad end to a great trip to Italy using Rick Steves' advice
delgado.adverts 34
Lisbon restaurant scam
MC 18
Paris Metro ticket purchase help
Phil 2
Paris Train Pickpocket in Training
wuscjim 38
Lessons Learned After Break-in
Kyle 28
Become a travel agent to get discounted travel? Scam or true?
rob in cal 13
Sending CC# over email?
La Paz 17
Taking U-Bahn in Berlin
tony.freeman.... 24
AirBNB in Paris: Changing of hosts and reviews; my red flags went up everywhere!
Ka 5
Don't Jaywalk in Kraków!
James 12
Paris during Euro 2016
robertsonxashley 14
Locauto After Sales Service Poor Add. Multe
thomasalanclarke 4
VELIB Is A Rip Off!
millerr1775 17
Careful while buying train tickets in Rom
Keith 3
The darker side of pickpockets.....
Ken 9
Paris Metro Scam
Gary 13
Some poetic justice for thieves.....
Ken 0
Tourist Scams in Ireland?
Joseph 14
Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper scam
joe 7
Being Pickpocketed - If I knew then what I know now.
Jim 38
Pick Pocket Safety
Laura 21
Money belt plus small purse?
phylliscountr... 29
Bad experience with Sixt car rental in Malaga
donna.reimer 6
So are you saying that our Euros can expire? Or get too old?
Shelley 28
Credit Card Protection
yosemite1 4
New bank ripoff
Philip 8
Vacation Rental By Owner scam
MTS--1000 13
Roosport running wallet
Nicole 2
Be super aware of a new way of pickpockets while in Köln Messe Koelnmesse Train...
camilkuo 24
Fake gold ring scam
ascentmgt1 17
Taxi Scams Rome (Fiumicino) International Airport
m.wcrawford47 8
Chip and Pin machine issue Torrevieja Spain
jayhamps 9
Pickpocket Poetry, Parisian
avirosemail 1
Fine scam on Frankfurt airport train
gentlesea14850 50
ATM and credit debit card advice
jayhamps 14
Is a fraud or scam and is directly connected to it?
Mike 16
Pickpocketing techniques
russellplissken 38
Naples Circumvesuviano Train Ticket Alerts
Joseph 10
Insanely high traffic fines in Italy RIP OFF ALERT
James 46
jayhamps 17
Warning to Sorrento/Naples Visitors:
robertcartera... 42
Identity theft---how does it work?
Sasha 17
Pickpocketed-and happy about it!
Karen 59