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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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New to me scam in NYC
stan 3
New scam or old one?
jvsarna 32
New pickpocket target
Bob 19
New measures for crime prevention at termini
Nicole P 5
New bank ripoff
Philip 8
New ATM selfie stick scam
T. 12
New ATM scam
phred 10
Never ending claims of traffic violations with no proof
michael 17
Naples pickpockets
Jim H 17
Naples, Italy Taxi Scam
sbland3829 7
Naples Circumvesuviano Train Ticket Alerts
Joseph 10
ksbeck321 13
Museums in Florence Italy
pjg1309 8
More to Final follow-up report -- Denver travel agent's sentencing hearing.
Horsewoofie 32
Money belt safety and TSA
Kathi H. 35
Money belt plus small purse?
phylliscountr... 29
Money Belt:
davecrow 6
Sandy 16
Mexico police robbery and trip interruption
BostonGuy 8
Message for chemoso72
Horsewoofie 0
Managing Travel Stress
Barb 43
Luggage 'stolen' at Gare de Lyon, Paris
mherr2 4
Lots of beggars in Paris
Diana 46
Lost Passport
Connie 22
LONDON Oyster card Refund Snafu
bonnie.powers 17
Locauto After Sales Service Poor Add. Multe
thomasalanclarke 4
Little Old Falling Down in Paris
Frank 5
Lisbon Taxi Drivers
evergreenlbh 6
Lisbon restaurant scam
MC 18
Lessons Learned After Break-in
Kyle 28
Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper scam
joe 7
Leaving your passport at hotel check in - will photo copy work?
GypsyRover 10
learn to read numbers in Europe...
KC 6
last supper tickets
dhakkan99 6
Last Supper Scam
Bob 4 cancelled my flight ticket and took my refund from the airline
25yearstraveler 34
Keeping items safe on the Beach in Spain
rennettegrace 9
JUSTFLY is Exceedingly Unreachable - DO NOT TRUST
tfmyles 15 is FRAUD!!!! They sold me a wrong ticket and debited $1033
tatiana.marti... 9
Italy ZTL scams?
lcb23 29
Italy: thefts and bad deals, plus observations
bobbing 12
Italian traffic violation you get in the mail....very alarming
luufercharles 20
Is this the best scam topic.
jayhamps 27
Istanbul Shoebrush Drop
Larry 10
Istanbul Scams
Peter 5
Issues with
KB 4
Is a fraud or scam and is directly connected to it?
Mike 16
Is having a Whistle on my keychain overkill?
Mark 31
Is a legit booking agent?
mikeywaz 5
Insanely high traffic fines in Italy RIP OFF ALERT
James 46