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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
Tourist Scams that migsht not be
MC-Glasgow 14
Service charges added onto bills in Italy
world... 14
Very High currency fees at some airports
Barnstormer 14
Rick Steve's warnings about Viator
domwild 14
"Do you speak English" scam in Paris
Richard 14
Vacation Rental By Owner scam
MTS--1000 13
Paris Metro Scam
Gary 13
Tourist Scams in Ireland?
Joseph 14
ATM and credit debit card advice
jayhamps 14
Fake Passports
Larry 14
Very slick conversion rate scam buying theater tickets in London
Ray T 14
CC info intercepted when booking hotel by email
BillP 14
Renters Beware -- VRBO Coronavirus Refund Policy is Toothless
Andy 13
Venice Restaurant charges
David 15
Why would i use Europcar again when they scammed us for insurance $650
ainslieberyl 15
Receipts & Debit Overcharges - Just a Note
ampshetler 15
Pick Pocket Proof Clothing
edrosenberg1 14
Sardinia - attempted scam
istrychem3 15
Security Concern in Germany?
gritz 15
Fareboom is a horrid company - stay away!
chgodiego 15
AirBnB, VRBO...only showing positive reviews?
Kateja 13
Centurion rome - 20 euro x pictures
ilmondodavide 16
steal all your money from your credit cards- when you put your card into the machine
lonney finigan 14
Securing backpacks during transit?
britt.erin 16
Hidden pocket travel scarves
Zen 16
Sound familiar
jayhamps 16
Advice? Hotel double charging friend / us
shamraye 16
Rome "Taxi" scam at FCO
sharon.mcdaniel 16
speeding tickets in Italy
novak000 16
Fascinating article on Airbnb properties ( also VRBO, etc.) in London
Lola 15
Cancellation refund if tour company cancels trip
gr8katz 15
JUSTFLY is Exceedingly Unreachable - DO NOT TRUST
tfmyles 15
got scammed anyways
choquette.r 17
Is a fraud or scam and is directly connected to it?
Mike 16
Sending CC# over email?
La Paz 17
VELIB Is A Rip Off!
millerr1775 17
Fake gold ring scam
ascentmgt1 17
jayhamps 17
LONDON Oyster card Refund Snafu
bonnie.powers 17
Naples pickpockets
Jim H 17
Even happens to professional travelers
Bets 16
Be warned re Monastery Stays, the booking agency for this site charges 20% booking fee!!
JS 17
Never ending claims of traffic violations with no proof
michael 17
Diversion Scams
Barnstormer 18
Euro for Pound scam
mschonekas 17
Paris during Euro 2016
robertsonxashley 14
Paris taxi/uber rip off
Carolyn 17
The Big Squeeze trick.
vandenplas 16
CDG airport taxi scam
paulscrudato 18
Parking tickets.... in Edmonds! oh the horror of it all
joe32F 18