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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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A Bird in the Hand...
Sempre Italia 🇮🇹 19
Recommend good medical evacuation program?
sgbarnes1 14
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 14
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
extreme low water pressure at hotel delle rose at paestum
sunjing 2
Rovinj Istria Croatia- Harbour Market Fruit - Thief
suzanne.thras... 1
Beware of rental car scams in Sicily
T. 3
New ATM selfie stick scam
T. 12
Barcelona Escalator Scam
TaffetaPilot 10 is FRAUD!!!! They sold me a wrong ticket and debited $1033
tatiana.marti... 9
Front of the Line Tour tickets
tcbhouse 4
Travel Club Contest -- Scam or Legit?
ted 7
JUSTFLY is Exceedingly Unreachable - DO NOT TRUST
tfmyles 15
Backpack stolen on train to Rome (from airport)
The Madster 21
Locauto After Sales Service Poor Add. Multe
thomasalanclarke 4 passwords compromised and now for sale over the Internet
Thos 8
St Petersburg and Nevsky Prospekt bump and pickpocket
Tim 3
Taking U-Bahn in Berlin
tony.freeman.... 24
Witnessed a new pickpocket distraction tactic
travel4fun 20
Athens Airport Metro Pickpocketing Gang
TravelBug 10
Traveler 8
Booking flights with travel companies online
Travelin’Gal 28
Prague Scams on the Charles Bridge
travl3r84 1
Fake police scam in Amsterdam
utteeyo 8
The Big Squeeze trick.
vandenplas 16
Another question about money belts
Victoria 33
food fake in italy
virginia.garr... 2
A Tip For Hotel Room Safety
WhateverLA 21
What Is A US Passport Card & Why You Might Want One!
WhateverLA 13
Advantages of wearing a 'travel vest' with multiple pockets in Italy?
willieske 44
Service charges added onto bills in Italy
world... 14
Paris Train Pickpocket in Training
wuscjim 38
Got tricked by 3rd party hotel site
Yo Pauly 19
Credit Card Protection
yosemite1 4
Hidden pocket travel scarves
Zen 16