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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
New bank ripoff
Philip 8
Chip and Pin machine issue Torrevieja Spain
jayhamps 9
Fake Oil Painting Shop in Burano Italy
Heidi 9
Big Bus Tours
Jennylake 9 is FRAUD!!!! They sold me a wrong ticket and debited $1033
tatiana.marti... 9
Pick Pocet article, The Atlantic, May 2019
bogiesan 9
Has anyone had problems with
daybee71nfun 9
Taxi drivers from Termini- frustratring!!
Kristen 8
Best brand for money belt
andreajm317 10
Istanbul Shoebrush Drop
Larry 10
The darker side of pickpockets.....
Ken 9
Naples Circumvesuviano Train Ticket Alerts
Joseph 10
A new type of European scam against Europeans.....
Ken 7
Venice Picture Scam - women on stilts
Acacia 10
Beware of DCC at Reisebank
Lee 10
Attempted theft in Madrid
steve 9
be careful of restaurant double charges where they claim they've "reversed" the first...
John 10
"a fanny pack for your rack"
Michael... 11
Have you heard about an app that can pick up your ATM pin code?
Bets 11
Leaving your passport at hotel check in - will photo copy work?
GypsyRover 10
Doesn't matter how 'theft proof your bag is' if...
aquamarinesteph 11
Book places to stay via email
kvanhoom 11
The Monk Scam.
Francis 10
BNP Paribas ATM exchange rate markup
David & C. 11
What is the meaning of Prague (Praha)?
kb1942 11
Europcar Overcharge
Stephen 12
"Speeding" ticket - a year later!
burknett 12
Italy: thefts and bad deals, plus observations
bobbing 12
Safe to leave bags checked at train station?
djgeppert 11
Paris taxi scam
nbraymond79 12
Don't Jaywalk in Kraków!
James 12
Don't book your flight with these guys!
Lola 11
Barcelona - Bank Scam
rowlandinho77 11
New ATM selfie stick scam
T. 12
Scams still in Liguria/Genoa region
ABSea 12
Hobo Traveler Sew-in Pockets?
slbdaisy 10
Air BnB new user question / concern
jdm1dfw 11
Rail Protection Price Scam
b_artz 11
Priority Pass membership
mcguinness.anita 12
Do you know the artist David Schor?
sherryjb 12
Was this petition a scam
bookman6094 13
What Is A US Passport Card & Why You Might Want One!
WhateverLA 13
Become a travel agent to get discounted travel? Scam or true?
rob in cal 13
ksbeck321 13
UK post card scam
Slate 12
Airport Duty Free Shopping
kb1942 12
Google Response to Fraud Report
Larry 13
Beware of ASAP Tickets
baroloboy85 13
Pick Pockets & Money Belts.
Amanda 14
Tourist Scams that migsht not be
MC-Glasgow 14