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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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pickpocket question
Libby 54
Beware of rental car scams in Sicily
T. 3
Museums in Florence Italy
pjg1309 8
Anti-Theft Crossbody Purse vs. Cavita Day Pack in Italy
jhbytheseashore 21
Are you getting friend requests from fake Facebook accounts?
avirosemail 22
"VaultPro" bag was not slash-proof
Grace 4
Sardinia - attempted scam
istrychem3 15
Scams still in Liguria/Genoa region
ABSea 12
New ATM selfie stick scam
T. 12
Passport with us or in hotel?
skgraves0918 34
New scam or old one?
jvsarna 32
How does one file a claim for items stolen while passing through airport Security (in...
kayakfit 27
CDG airport taxi scam
paulscrudato 18
A sorry end to a wonderful trip
hinhaber 40
Does my husband need a money belt ?
KER 32
Fake Passports
Larry 14
More to Final follow-up report -- Denver travel agent's sentencing hearing.
horsewoofie 32
Rome "Taxi" scam at FCO
sharon.mcdaniel 16
Slashed tire rental car scam
janetnoble 24
Paris new scam alert- spilling beggar
meganlinda 8
Advice? Hotel double charging friend / us
shamraye 16
LONDON Oyster card Refund Snafu
bonnie.powers 17
Pick pocketed, by an old scam
paulawilsonpsl 20
Hobo Traveler Sew-in Pockets?
slbdaisy 10
The Monk Scam.
Francis 10
Even happens to professional travelers
Bets 16
Viator
artiberius 23
Security Concern in Germany?
gritz 15
Naples pickpockets
Jim H 17
Air BnB new user question / concern
jdm1dfw 11
When asked for a pin with a credit card purchase
mikernben 19
Reasons locals don't use moneybelts
LIZinPA 67
Rail Protection Price Scam
b_artz 11
Fake Paris taxi driver JAILED for overcharging tourists
Chris F 15
Is Book-si.com a legit booking agent?
mikeywaz 5
Big Bus Tours
Jennylake 9
Lost Passport
Connie 22
Justfly.com is FRAUD!!!! They sold me a wrong ticket and debited $1033
tatiana.marti... 9
WP Article Regarding Common Scams
Maryam 5
Airport Duty Free Shopping
kb1942 12
I just stopped a scam!
Adrienne 27
Priority Pass membership
mcguinness.anita 12
Is having a Whistle on my keychain overkill?
Mark 31
Very slick conversion rate scam buying theater tickets in London
Ray T 14
New pickpocket target
Bob 19
Pick Pocet article, The Atlantic, May 2019
bogiesan 9
Booking flights with travel companies online
Travelin’Gal 29
Be warned re Monastery Stays, the booking agency for this site charges 20% booking fee!!
JS 17
Any pickpockets or other tourist scams in Ireland in general?
photobearsam 22
Blatant misrepresentation of total rental costs, Tromso, Norway
immacdonell 5