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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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Don't buy Seven Corners Insurance
speckmank 14
Expérience and warning from a long-time expat in Paris
Bets 33
be careful of restaurant double charges where they claim they've "reversed" the first...
John 11
Train Station Scam at Venice Santa Lucia Station
Larry & Betty 16 cancelled my flight ticket and took my refund from the airline
25yearstraveler 34
Paris Metro fine
jerund 30
Athens Airport Metro Pickpocketing Gang
TravelBug 10
Strange and pointless posts on Here?
douglas 26
New ATM scam
phred 10
Pickpocket working with kids by the river
scott 12
Do not use Reservation
santacruzdela32 9
Bike Hiring
jnsjane303 1
Saving documents
jnsjane303 5
Passport and Credit Card
Sandy Chen 15
Carrying passport, etc. in small attachable bag at bottom of Civita day pack?
Les 24
Portugal: "legal" (buyer beware) scams?
lktraveler1 18
Travel insurance scam -IMG
duret.preuss 11
Attempted scam in Barcelona?
lancerhayashi 7
A.I. Generated Guidebooks Scam Online
fcraymond76 3
Pigeon Poo scam alive and well in Granada
ianandjulie 5
Rental cars and gas stations
dmartjr 5
Sandy 16
Iberia travel voucher scam
kenbkb 72
Florence Italy- Air BNB Crime Ring
carolclements... 20
Word to the Wise: Manuel Antonio National Park Scam
Lindy 2
Spain Bird Poop Scam is Real
hallkanea 15
Almost fell for a scam on booking site ..... be smarter than me.
Lisuza 33 passwords compromised and now for sale over the Internet
Thos 8
Paris and digital camera
paulsbrawner 11
Toll Booth Highway Scam Barcelona
joannemcauley43 6
RS password compromised?
Sasha 21
Pickpockets and keeping your stuff safe
dkcmontana 50
headout is it a scam?
beasleyra 9
Tickets canceled with Get your guide
magnums56 4
Recommend good medical evacuation program?
sgbarnes1 14
EBOOKERS could steal your money.
aaroe 5
Pedestrian Rue Sainte-Catherine in Bordeaux, France?
avirosemail 5
Issues with
KB 4
Italian traffic violation you get in the mail....very alarming
luufercharles 20
Witnessed a new pickpocket distraction tactic
travel4fun 20
Guidebooks Written by AI Bots
Chris 6
SOS--Airbnb host accused me of damage
Barkinpark 30
Another question about money belts
Victoria 33
Avoid the company Get your Guide
ainarasando 10
OPSEC / The Ignorant Americans Operational Security On Vacation
Guy In Upper... 32
Scams/Criminal Activity on Trains
mimbednar 23