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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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Scam on train departing Rome
ediebabbe 4
'Helpful' Gentleman in Konstanz
Herb 3
Last Supper Scam
Bob 4
What if?
lindanjim 71
Nice: pickpockets on escalators
Bets 4
Pick Pockets & Money Belts.
Amanda 14
Taxi drivers
Okieandy 1
Rome: Pickpockets on Escalators
AVogan 9
Ripped off by official bus company ticket seller at Uzunçayir bus station, Istanbul
Philip 2
Skewed perception of safety or how I was mistaken for a distraction mugger......
emma 43
Short Change
Bob 6
Hertz - rentalscar.com scam
julio.villafu... 2
So You'd Like A Room On The First Floor......
Bill 19
Travel Documents
johnna 3
extreme low water pressure at hotel delle rose at paestum
sunjing 2
Car rental 'damage' scam
bren5 5
last supper tickets
dhakkan99 6
Little Old Falling Down in Paris
Frank 5
Luggage 'stolen' at Gare de Lyon, Paris
mherr2 4
Railroad ticket change scam, Schiphol Train Station
cascade dan 18
Pickpocket Paranoia
joefackler 1
Spilling the Mustard?
Donna 4
Cab scam in Barcelona
colorado924 4
Venice Restaurant charges
David 15
Lots of beggars in Paris
Diana 46
The "ring scam" and "petition girls" in Paris.
pat 34
steal all your money from your credit cards- when you put your card into the machine
lonney finigan 14
For fashionable people who don't use money belts...
Nicole P 30
New measures for crime prevention at termini
Nicole P 5
food fake in italy
virginia.garr... 4
Backpack stolen on train to Rome (from airport)
The Madster 21
Ah the guys with flowers
jkc 9
PRAGUE: TAXIS
blw9455 6
Pickpocket Paranoia
joefackler 22
Taxi drivers from Termini- frustratring!!
Kristen 9
Security Pocket Underwear/Tanks
martha546 7
Scams: descriptions all in one place!
Kathleen 9
Prague Scams on the Charles Bridge
travl3r84 1
Viator Data Compromise
christa 4
Caution about ReservationCounter.com
Sherry 1
do NOT rent any property from Emma Villa is Tuscany
chick001 4
Rovinj Istria Croatia- Harbour Market Fruit - Thief
suzanne.thras... 1
Managing Travel Stress
Barb 43
Europcar Overcharge
Stephen 12
Tourist Scams that migsht not be
MC-Glasgow 14
Centurion rome - 20 euro x pictures
ilmondodavide 16
Istanbul Scams
Peter 5
Random Passport Checks: Real or Fake Police?
marc 43
Diversion Scams
Barnstormer 18
Hertz Rental Car- Italy "processing fee"
boonie721 22