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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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Spilling the Mustard?
Donna 🌎 4
speeding tickets in Italy
novak000 16
"Speeding" ticket - a year later!
burknett 12
Spain Bird Poop Scam is Real
hallkanea 10
So You'd Like A Room On The First Floor......
Bill 18
Sound familiar
jayhamps 16
Some poetic justice for thieves.....
Ken 0
So are you saying that our Euros can expire? Or get too old?
Shelley 28
Snap Travel
M. E. 4
Slashed tire rental car scam
janetnoble 24
Skip Lisbon Trolley 28E!
geezloueez6 6
“Sitting ducks pay $177 for lunch at Trattoria da Romano, Burano, Italy”
phogenson 53
Sigh....debit card hacked
jillmc 27
Short Change
Bob 6
Service charges added onto bills in Italy
world... 14
Sending CC# over email?
La Paz 17
Security Pocket Underwear/Tanks
martha546 7
Security Concern in Germany?
gritz 15
Security checks and money belts
bnuckols 7
Security Breach at SeaTac Airport
jan 8
Securing backpacks during transit?
britt.erin 16
Scams still in Liguria/Genoa region
ABSea 12
Scams: descriptions all in one place!
Kathleen 9
Scam on train departing Rome
ediebabbe 4
Scammed! Update: Travel agent was arrested yesterday (12/11/17)!
horsewoofie 116
Saving documents
jnsjane303 5
Sardinia - attempted scam
istrychem3 15
Salt Mines Berchtesgaden
RafaFan 3
Safety of Multiple Passports
gneissgrl 28
Safe to leave bags checked at train station?
djgeppert 11
Rovinj Istria Croatia- Harbour Market Fruit - Thief
suzanne.thras... 1
Roosport running wallet
Nicole 2
Rome tour guides
hlbrechin 5
Rome "Taxi" scam at FCO
sharon.mcdaniel 16
Rome: Pickpockets on Escalators
AVogan 9
Robbed at Rome Termini Train Station
KC 35
Ripped off by official bus company ticket seller at Uzunçayir bus station, Istanbul
Philip 2
Rick Steves was Pickpocketed
Pilgrim 58
Rick Steve's warnings about Viator
domwild 14
RFID pockets, are they worth it, do they work?
bonnieamarsh 8
Renters Beware -- VRBO Coronavirus Refund Policy is Toothless
Andy 13
Rental cars and gas stations
dmartjr 5
Receipts & Debit Overcharges - Just a Note
ampshetler 15
Reasons locals don't use moneybelts
LIZinPA 🧳 67
Random Passport Checks: Real or Fake Police?
marc 43
Railroad ticket change scam, Schiphol Train Station
cascade dan 18
Railroad Station in Prague
Steve 6
Rail Protection Price Scam
b_artz 11
Priority Pass membership
mcguinness.anita 12
blw9455 6