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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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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. 35
More to Final follow-up report -- Denver travel agent's sentencing hearing.
horsewoofie 32
Museums in Florence Italy
pjg1309 8
Naples
ksbeck321 13
Naples Circumvesuviano Train Ticket Alerts
Joseph 10
Naples, Italy Taxi Scam
sbland3829 7
Naples pickpockets
Jim H 17
Never ending claims of traffic violations with no proof
michael 17
New ATM selfie stick scam
T. 12
New bank ripoff
Philip 8
New measures for crime prevention at termini
Nicole P 5
New pickpocket target
Bob 19
New scam or old one?
jvsarna 32
New to me scam in NYC
stan 3
Nice: pickpockets on escalators
Bets 4
NiteIze S-Biner Microlocks
Ronald W 3
Ok, I'll fess up. No money belt.
Anne 69
Paris during Euro 2016
robertsonxashley 14
Paris Metro Make Up Scam
bprowse2 19
Paris Metro Scam
Gary 13
Paris Metro ticket purchase help
Phil 2
Paris new scam alert- spilling beggar
meganlinda 8
Paris Scams.....
Ken 28
Paris taxi scam
nbraymond79 12
Paris taxi/uber rip off
Carolyn 17
Paris Train Pickpocket in Training
wuscjim 38
Parking tickets.... in Edmonds! oh the horror of it all
joe32F 18
Passport with us or in hotel?
skgraves0918 34
Pick Pocet article, The Atlantic, May 2019
bogiesan 9
Pickpocketed-and happy about it!
Karen 59
Pick pocketed, by an old scam
paulawilsonpsl 20
pickpocketing experiences
KC 19
Pickpocketing techniques
russellplissken 38
Pickpocket Paranoia
joefackler 1
Pickpocket Paranoia
joefackler 22
Pickpocket Poetry, Parisian
avirosemail 1
Pick Pocket Proof Clothing
edrosenberg1 14
Pick Pocket Proof pants
Barnstormer 21
pickpocket question
Libby 54