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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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Apartment rental scam
Karen 2
AirBnB, VRBO...only showing positive reviews?
Money belt safety and TSA
Kathi H. 35
Scams: descriptions all in one place!
Kathleen 9
How does one file a claim for items stolen while passing through airport Security (in...
kayakfit 27
Airport Duty Free Shopping
kb1942 12
What is the meaning of Prague (Praha)?
kb1942 11
Robbed at Rome Termini Train Station
KC 35
learn to read numbers in Europe...
KC 6
Do thieves know about your money belt?
KC 21
pickpocketing experiences
KC 19
Careful while buying train tickets in Rom
Keith 3
Paris Scams.....
Ken 28
The darker side of pickpockets.....
Ken 9
Some poetic justice for thieves.....
Ken 0
A new type of European scam against Europeans.....
Ken 7
Iberia travel voucher scam
kenbkb 7
Does my husband need a money belt ?
KER 32
AirBNB in Paris: Changing of hosts and reviews; my red flags went up everywhere!
klo162 5
Taxi drivers from Termini- frustratring!!
Kristen 8
ksbeck321 13
Book places to stay via email
kvanhoom 11
Lessons Learned After Break-in
Kyle 28
What are some of the tourist traps in Europe?
Lane 50
Sending CC# over email?
La Paz 17
Istanbul Shoebrush Drop
Larry 10
Larry 31
Fake Passports
Larry 14
Google Response to Fraud Report
Larry 13
Train Station Scam at Venice Santa Lucia Station
Larry & Betty 16
Pick Pocket Safety
Laura 21
Italy ZTL scams?
lcb23 29
Beware of DCC at Reisebank
Lee 10
pickpocket question
Libby 54
Gold Crown Resorts
lindajuly3 3
What if?
lindanjim 71
What HomeAway/VRBO Doesn't Tell You About Not Refunding Your Money
Lindy 34
Reasons locals don't use moneybelts
LIZinPA 67
Don't book your flight with these guys!
Lola 11
Fascinating article on Airbnb properties ( also VRBO, etc.) in London
Lola 15
steal all your money from your credit cards- when you put your card into the machine
lonney finigan 14
How do men keep their phones safe?
Lulu348 61
Random Passport Checks: Real or Fake Police?
marc 43
Is having a Whistle on my keychain overkill?
Mark 31
Begpacking - when tourists compete begging with the poorest people
MarkK 41
Security Pocket Underwear/Tanks
martha546 7
WP Article Regarding Common Scams
Maryam 5
Lisbon restaurant scam
MC 18
Tourist Scams that migsht not be
MC-Glasgow 14
Priority Pass membership
mcguinness.anita 12