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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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Pickpocketed-and happy about it!
Karen 59
Identity theft---how does it work?
Sasha 17
Warning to Sorrento/Naples Visitors:
robertcartera... 42
jayhamps 17
Insanely high traffic fines in Italy RIP OFF ALERT
James 46
Naples Circumvesuviano Train Ticket Alerts
Joseph 10
Pickpocketing techniques
russellplissken 38
Is a fraud or scam and is directly connected to it?
Mike 16
ATM and credit debit card advice
jayhamps 14
Fine scam on Frankfurt airport train
gentlesea14850 50
Pickpocket Poetry, Parisian
avirosemail 1
Chip and Pin machine issue Torrevieja Spain
jayhamps 9
Taxi Scams Rome (Fiumicino) International Airport
m.wcrawford47 8
Fake gold ring scam
ascentmgt1 17
Be super aware of a new way of pickpockets while in Köln Messe Koelnmesse Train...
camilkuo 24
Roosport running wallet
Nicole 2
Vacation Rental By Owner scam
MTS--1000 13
New bank ripoff
Philip 8
Credit Card Protection
yosemite1 4
So are you saying that our Euros can expire? Or get too old?
Shelley 28
Bad experience with Sixt car rental in Malaga
donna.reimer 6
Money belt plus small purse?
phylliscountr... 29
Pick Pocket Safety
Laura 21
Being Pickpocketed - If I knew then what I know now.
Jim 38
Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper scam
joe 7
Tourist Scams in Ireland?
Joseph 14
Some poetic justice for thieves.....
Ken 0
Paris Metro Scam
Gary 13
The darker side of pickpockets.....
Ken 9
Careful while buying train tickets in Rom
Keith 3
VELIB Is A Rip Off!
millerr1775 17
Locauto After Sales Service Poor Add. Multe
thomasalanclarke 4
Paris during Euro 2016
robertsonxashley 14
Don't Jaywalk in Kraków!
James 12
AirBNB in Paris: Changing of hosts and reviews; my red flags went up everywhere!
klo162 5
Taking U-Bahn in Berlin
tony.freeman.... 24
Sending CC# over email?
La Paz 17
Become a travel agent to get discounted travel? Scam or true?
rob in cal 13
Lessons Learned After Break-in
Kyle 28
Paris Train Pickpocket in Training
wuscjim 38
Paris Metro ticket purchase help
Phil 2
Lisbon restaurant scam
MC 18
Assault is bad end to a great trip to Italy using Rick Steves' advice
delgado.adverts 34
Travel with passport or leave in hotel?
kacikohlhepp 40
Fake wallet?
Donald 36
Advantages of wearing a 'travel vest' with multiple pockets in Italy?
willieske 44
Beware AirB&B scams
phred 6
Eiffel Tower Scam
jehb2 7
Are fur coats acceptable in Europe?
mekszrhands 30
Safe to leave bags checked at train station?
djgeppert 11