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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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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
Very slick conversion rate scam buying theater tickets in London
Ray T 14
Keeping items safe on the Beach in Spain
rennettegrace 9
How to avoid travel company scams
rho67 19
"Do you speak English" scam in Paris
Richard 14
Warning to Sorrento/Naples Visitors:
robertcartera... 42
Paris during Euro 2016
robertsonxashley 14
Become a travel agent to get discounted travel? Scam or true?
rob in cal 13
NiteIze S-Biner Microlocks
Ronald W 3
how to call the police
rookfamily33 5
Barcelona - Bank Scam
rowlandinho77 11
Barcelona - Bird Shit Scam
rowlandinho77 8
1 looks like a 7
rrruuunnn 19
Pickpocketing techniques
russellplissken 38
Sandy 16
Passport and Credit Card
Sandy Chen 16
Do not use Reservation
santacruzdela32 9
Identity theft---how does it work?
Sasha 17
sbaker132 1
Naples, Italy Taxi Scam
sbland3829 7
Pickpocket working with kids by the river
scott 12
A Bird in the Hand...
Sempre Italia 🇮🇹 19
Advice? Hotel double charging friend / us
shamraye 16
Rome "Taxi" scam at FCO
sharon.mcdaniel 16
So are you saying that our Euros can expire? Or get too old?
Shelley 28
Caution about
Sherry 1
Do you know the artist David Schor?
sherryjb 12
Camera Scam
shifferds 24
Passport with us or in hotel?
skgraves0918 34
UK post card scam
Slate 12
Hobo Traveler Sew-in Pockets?
slbdaisy 10
How to prevent my phone from getting stolen
SmittyATL 33
Don't buy Seven Corners Insurance
speckmank 16
New to me scam in NYC
stan 3
Europcar Overcharge
Stephen 12
Attempted theft in Madrid
steve 9
Railroad Station in Prague
Steve 6
The Security of a Daypack and Neck Wallet
Steve S 30