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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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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
Paris and digital camera
paulsbrawner 11
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 10
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 2
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 15
Do not use Reservation
santacruzdela32 9
Identity theft---how does it work?
Sasha 17
RS password compromised?
Sasha 21
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
Recommend good medical evacuation program?
sgbarnes1 14
Advice? Hotel double charging friend / us
shamraye 16