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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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Security Concern in Germany?
gritz 15
Leaving your passport at hotel check in - will photo copy work?
GypsyRover 10
Fake Oil Painting Shop in Burano Italy
Heidi 9
'Helpful' Gentleman in Konstanz
Herb 3
A sorry end to a wonderful trip
hinhaber 40
Rome tour guides
hlbrechin 5
Scammed! Update: Travel agent was arrested yesterday (12/11/17)!
horsewoofie 116
Message for chemoso72
horsewoofie 0
More to Final follow-up report -- Denver travel agent's sentencing hearing.
horsewoofie 32
Pickpockets and other tourist scams
horsewoofie 17
Centurion rome - 20 euro x pictures
ilmondodavide 16
Blatant misrepresentation of total rental costs, Tromso, Norway
immacdonell 5
Sardinia - attempted scam
istrychem3 15
Insanely high traffic fines in Italy RIP OFF ALERT
James 46
Don't Jaywalk in Kraków!
James 12
Security Breach at SeaTac Airport
jan 8
Slashed tire rental car scam
janetnoble 24
All In Money Belt OR Stash in Hotel/Apartment/B&B?
Jay 21
Chip and Pin machine issue Torrevieja Spain
jayhamps 9
ATM and credit debit card advice
jayhamps 14
Strangers
jayhamps 17
Is this the best scam topic.
jayhamps 27
What is a scam?
jayhamps 27
Sound familiar
jayhamps 16
Air BnB new user question / concern
jdm1dfw 11
Eiffel Tower Scam
jehb2 7
Big Bus Tours
Jennylake 9
Anti-Theft Crossbody Purse vs. Cavita Day Pack in Italy
jhbytheseashore 21
Sigh....debit card hacked
jillmc 27
Being Pickpocketed - If I knew then what I know now.
Jim 38
Naples pickpockets
Jim H 17
Fake-Alaska Airline scam
jjgurley 22
Ah the guys with flowers
jkc 9
Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper scam
joe 7
Parking tickets.... in Edmonds! oh the horror of it all
joe32F 18
Pickpocket Paranoia
joefackler 1
Pickpocket Paranoia
joefackler 22
be careful of restaurant double charges where they claim they've "reversed" the first...
John 10
Travel Documents
johnna 3
Tourist Scams in Ireland?
Joseph 14
Naples Circumvesuviano Train Ticket Alerts
Joseph 10
Be warned re Monastery Stays, the booking agency for this site charges 20% booking fee!!
JS 17
Hertz - rentalscar.com scam
julio.villafu... 2
New scam or old one?
jvsarna 32
Travel with passport or leave in hotel?
kacikohlhepp 40
Pickpocketed-and happy about it!
Karen 59
Apartment rental scam
Karen 2
AirBnB, VRBO...only showing positive reviews?
Kateja 13
Money belt safety and TSA
Kathi H. 35
Scams: descriptions all in one place!
Kathleen 9