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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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Naples, Italy Taxi Scam
sbland3829 7
Naples pickpockets
Jim H 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
Nice: pickpockets on escalators
Bets 4
NiteIze S-Biner Microlocks
Ronald W 3
Non-refundable accomodation
Ufkak 48
Ok, I'll fess up. No money belt.
Anne 69
Paris during Euro 2016
robertsonxashley 16
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 15
Pick Pocket Proof pants
Barnstormer 21
pickpocket question
Libby 54
Pickpocket safety?
Pat 25
Pick Pocket Safety
Laura 21
Pick Pockets & Money Belts.
Amanda 14
Prague Scams on the Charles Bridge
travl3r84 1
blw9455 6
Priority Pass membership
mcguinness.anita 12
Rail Protection Price Scam
b_artz 12
Railroad Station in Prague
Steve 7
Railroad ticket change scam, Schiphol Train Station
cascade dan 18
Random Passport Checks: Real or Fake Police?
marc 43
Reasons locals don't use moneybelts
LIZinPA 74
Receipts & Debit Overcharges - Just a Note
ampshetler 15
Renters Beware -- VRBO Coronavirus Refund Policy is Toothless
Andy 9
Rick Steve's warnings about Viator
domwild 14
Rick Steves was Pickpocketed
Pilgrim 64
Ripped off by official bus company ticket seller at Uzunçayir bus station, Istanbul
Philip 2
Robbed at Rome Termini Train Station
KC 35