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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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Fake wallet?
Donald 36
Fareboom is a horrid company - stay away!
chgodiego 15
Fascinating article on Airbnb properties ( also VRBO, etc.) in London
Lola 15
Fine scam on Frankfurt airport train
gentlesea14850 50
food fake in italy
virginia.garr... 2
For fashionable people who don't use money belts...
Nicole P 30
Front of the Line Tour tickets
tcbhouse 4
Getting La Scala tickets
gibsmail 4
Getting my money back, the easy way.
Barnstormer 7
Gold Crown Resorts
lindajuly3 3
Google Response to Fraud Report
Larry 13
got scammed anyways
choquette.r 17
Got tricked by 3rd party hotel site
Yo Pauly 19
Has anyone had problems with
daybee71nfun 9
Have you heard about an app that can pick up your ATM pin code?
Bets 11
'Helpful' Gentleman in Konstanz
Herb 3
Hertz Rental Car- Italy "processing fee"
boonie721 22
Hertz - scam
julio.villafu... 2
Hidden pocket travel scarves
Zen 16
Hobo Traveler Sew-in Pockets?
slbdaisy 10
Hotel security for valubles including iPad
Palmland Mike 23
How does one file a claim for items stolen while passing through airport Security (in...
kayakfit 27
How do men keep their phones safe?
Lulu348 52
How honest are you, really?
Chris F 30
How to avoid travel company scams
rho67 19
how to call the police
rookfamily33 5
How to not look like a tourist, ideas and comments
glennlorrainer 56
How to prevent my phone from getting stolen
SmittyATL 33
Identity theft---how does it work?
Sasha 17
I just stopped a scam!
Adrienne 27
Insanely high traffic fines in Italy RIP OFF ALERT
James 46
Is a legit booking agent?
mikeywaz 5
Is having a Whistle on my keychain overkill?
Mark 31
Is a fraud or scam and is directly connected to it?
Mike 16
Istanbul Scams
Peter 5
Istanbul Shoebrush Drop
Larry 10
Is this the best scam topic.
jayhamps 27
Italy: thefts and bad deals, plus observations
bobbing 12
Italy ZTL scams?
lcb23 29 is FRAUD!!!! They sold me a wrong ticket and debited $1033
tatiana.marti... 9
JUSTFLY is Exceedingly Unreachable - DO NOT TRUST
tfmyles 15
Keeping items safe on the Beach in Spain
rennettegrace 9
Last Supper Scam
Bob 4
last supper tickets
dhakkan99 6
learn to read numbers in Europe...
KC 6
Leaving your passport at hotel check in - will photo copy work?
GypsyRover 10
Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper scam
joe 7
Lessons Learned After Break-in
Kyle 28
Lisbon restaurant scam
MC 18
Lisbon Taxi Drivers
evergreenlbh 6