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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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Saving documents
jnsjane303 5
Bike Hiring
jnsjane303 1
Toll Booth Highway Scam Barcelona
joannemcauley43 6
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 11
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 - scam
julio.villafu... 2
New scam or old one?
jvsarna 32
AirBNB in Paris: Changing of hosts and reviews; my red flags went up everywhere!
Ka 5
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 14
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
Issues with
KB 4
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 72
Does my husband need a money belt ?
KER 32
Taxi drivers from Termini- frustratring!!
Kristen 8
ksbeck321 13
Book places to stay via email
kvanhoom 11
Lessons Learned After Break-in
Kyle 28
Attempted scam in Barcelona?
lancerhayashi 7
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