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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 16
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 13
Train Station Scam at Venice Santa Lucia Station
Larry & Betty 16 cancelled my flight ticket and took my refund from the airline
25yearstraveler 35
Paris Metro fine
jerund 31
Athens Airport Metro Pickpocketing Gang
TravelBug 11
Strange and pointless posts on Here?
douglas 26
New ATM scam
phred 11
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 16
Carrying passport, etc. in small attachable bag at bottom of Civita day pack?
Les 26
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
Spain Bird Poop Scam is Real
hallkanea 10
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
Pickpockets and keeping your stuff safe
dkcmontana 45
headout is it a scam?
beasleyra 8
Florence Italy- Air BNB Crime Ring
carolclements... 20
Almost fell for a scam on booking site ..... be smarter than me.
Lisuza 31