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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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'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 24
How does one file a claim for items stolen while passing through airport Security (in...
kayakfit 27
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 63
How to prevent my phone from getting stolen
SmittyATL 34
Identity theft---how does it work?
Sasha 17
I just stopped a scam!
Adrienne 28
Insanely high traffic fines in Italy RIP OFF ALERT
James 47
Is a legit booking agent?
mikeywaz 5
Is having a Whistle on my keychain overkill?
Mark 34
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
bobbing4data 12
Italy ZTL scams?
lcb23 29
Just a reminder
Ryan.T 37 is FRAUD!!!! They sold me a wrong ticket and debited $1033
tatiana.marti... 9
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
Little Old Falling Down in Paris
Frank 5
Locauto After Sales Service Poor Add. Multe
thomasalanclarke 4
LONDON Oyster card Refund Snafu
bonnie.powers 17
Lost Passport
Connie 22
Lots of beggars in Paris
Diana 46
Luggage 'stolen' at Gare de Lyon, Paris
mherr2 4
Managing Travel Stress
Barb 43
Message for chemoso72
horsewoofie 0
Mexico police robbery and trip interruption
BostonGuy 8
Money Belt:
davecrow 6
Money belt plus small purse?
phylliscountr... 29
Money belt safety and TSA
Kathi H. 36
More to Final follow-up report -- Denver travel agent's sentencing hearing.
horsewoofie 32
Museums in Florence Italy
pjg1309 8
ksbeck321 13
Naples Circumvesuviano Train Ticket Alerts
Joseph 10