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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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Tourist Scams that migsht not be
MC-Glasgow 14
Priority Pass membership
mcguinness.anita 12
Snap Travel
M. E. 4
Paris new scam alert- spilling beggar
meganlinda 8
Are fur coats acceptable in Europe?
mekszrhands 30
Barcelona- scam after scam
melisa.branovsky 25
Luggage 'stolen' at Gare de Lyon, Paris
mherr2 4
Never ending claims of traffic violations with no proof
michael 17
"a fanny pack for your rack"
Michael... 11
Is a fraud or scam and is directly connected to it?
Mike 16
When asked for a pin with a credit card purchase
mikernben 19
Is a legit booking agent?
mikeywaz 5
VELIB Is A Rip Off!
millerr1775 17
Euro for Pound scam
mschonekas 17
Vacation Rental By Owner scam
MTS--1000 13
ATM to avoid in Florence
mwchadwick1 8
Taxi Scams Rome (Fiumicino) International Airport
m.wcrawford47 8
Another Paris scam - "Bird Poop"
nanvan 8
Paris taxi scam
nbraymond79 12
Roosport running wallet
Nicole 2
For fashionable people who don't use money belts...
Nicole P 30
New measures for crime prevention at termini
Nicole P 5
speeding tickets in Italy
novak000 16
Taxi drivers
Okieandy 1
Tricky Italian car rental company
onder.uretmen 7
Hotel security for valubles including iPad
Palmland Mike 23
The "ring scam" and "petition girls" in Paris.
pat 34
Pickpocket safety?
Pat 25
Pick pocketed, by an old scam
paulawilsonpsl 20
Airline ticket brokers - like Cheapoair - are rip offs
Paul-of-the-F... 20
CDG airport taxi scam
paulscrudato 18
A cautionary tale about using an ATM machine - you may have less recourse than you think!
pelter 24
Istanbul Scams
Peter 5
anti-theft bags
pharmchat70 26
Paris Metro ticket purchase help
Phil 2
Ripped off by official bus company ticket seller at Uzunçayir bus station, Istanbul
Philip 2
What restaurant scams do French people worry about?
Philip 5
New bank ripoff
Philip 8
collections service trying to collect on Italian traffic citations
philridar 2
“Sitting ducks pay $177 for lunch at Trattoria da Romano, Burano, Italy”
phogenson 53
Any pickpockets or other tourist scams in Ireland in general?
photobearsam 22
Avis pulled a semi-fast one on me
phred 6
Beware AirB&B scams
phred 6
New ATM scam
phred 11
Money belt plus small purse?
phylliscountr... 29
Rick Steves was Pickpocketed
Pilgrim 58
Museums in Florence Italy
pjg1309 8
The dishonest official Paris taxi drivers
Pom Pom 28
Aggressive man on Steps to Sacre Coeur
RafaFan 17
Salt Mines Berchtesgaden
RafaFan 3