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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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Aggressive man on Steps to Sacre Coeur
RafaFan 17
Crowds at entrances and personal space preferences
avirosemail 18
Expérience and warning from a long-time expat in Paris
Bets 18
So You'd Like A Room On The First Floor......
Bill 18
Railroad ticket change scam, Schiphol Train Station
cascade dan 18
A Bird in the Hand...
Sempre Italia 19
pickpocketing experiences
KC 19
Paris Metro Make Up Scam
bprowse2 19
Lisbon restaurant scam
MC 18
Athens Metro Pickpockets
Bruce 16
When asked for a pin with a credit card purchase
mikernben 19
1 looks like a 7
rrruuunnn 19
Got tricked by 3rd party hotel site
Yo Pauly 19
Pickpockets and other tourist scams
horsewoofie 17
Identity theft---how does it work?
Sasha 17
Pick pocketed, by an old scam
paulawilsonpsl 20
Fake Paris taxi driver JAILED for overcharging tourists
Chris F 15
New pickpocket target
Bob 19
Backpack stolen on train to Rome (from airport)
The Madster 21
How to avoid travel company scams
rho67 19
All In Money Belt OR Stash in Hotel/Apartment/B&B?
Jay 21
Do thieves know about your money belt?
KC 21
Pick Pocket Safety
Laura 21
Airline ticket brokers - like Cheapoair - are rip offs
Paul-of-the-F... 20
Pick Pocket Proof pants
Barnstormer 21
Anti-Theft Crossbody Purse vs. Cavita Day Pack in Italy
jhbytheseashore 21
Pickpocket Paranoia
joefackler 22
Hertz Rental Car- Italy "processing fee"
boonie721 22
A Tip For Hotel Room Safety
WhateverLA 21
Clear bags to deter thieves?
ArielK 21
Lost Passport
Connie 22
Any pickpockets or other tourist scams in Ireland in general?
photobearsam 22
Fake-Alaska Airline scam
jjgurley 22
Are you getting friend requests from fake Facebook accounts?
avirosemail 22
Viator
artiberius 23
Booking.com imposing unreasonable cancellation fee - Coronavirus
AussieNomad 19
Camera Scam
shifferds 24
A cautionary tale about using an ATM machine - you may have less recourse than you think!
pelter 24
Slashed tire rental car scam
janetnoble 24
Pickpocket safety?
Pat 25
Be super aware of a new way of pickpockets while in Köln Messe Koelnmesse Train...
camilkuo 24
Taking U-Bahn in Berlin
tony.freeman.... 24
Barcelona- scam after scam
melisa.branovsky 25
Is this the best scam topic.
jayhamps 27
How does one file a claim for items stolen while passing through airport Security (in...
kayakfit 27
anti-theft bags
pharmchat70 26
Lessons Learned After Break-in
Kyle 28
Hotel security for valubles including iPad
Palmland Mike 23
I just stopped a scam!
Adrienne 27
Paris Scams.....
Ken 28