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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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I just stopped a scam!
Adrienne 27
Identity theft---how does it work?
Sasha 17
Iberia travel voucher scam
kenbkb 72
How to prevent my phone from getting stolen
SmittyATL 33
How to not look like a tourist, ideas and comments
glennlorrainer 56
how to call the police
rookfamily33 5
How to avoid travel company scams
rho67 19
How honest are you, really?
Chris F 30
How do men keep their phones safe?
Lulu348 54
How does one file a claim for items stolen while passing through airport Security (in...
kayakfit 27
Hotel security for valubles including iPad
Palmland Mike 23
Hobo Traveler Sew-in Pockets?
slbdaisy 10
Hidden pocket travel scarves
Zen 16
Hertz - scam
julio.villafu... 2
Hertz Rental Car- Italy "processing fee"
boonie721 22
'Helpful' Gentleman in Konstanz
Herb 3
headout is it a scam?
beasleyra 9
Have you heard about an app that can pick up your ATM pin code?
Bets 11
Has anyone had problems with
daybee71nfun 9
Guidebooks Written by AI Bots
Chris 6
Got tricked by 3rd party hotel site
Yo Pauly 19
got scammed anyways
choquette.r 17
Google Response to Fraud Report
Larry 13
Gold Crown Resorts
lindajuly3 3
Getting my money back, the easy way.
Barnstormer 7
Getting La Scala tickets
gibsmail 4
Front of the Line Tour tickets
tcbhouse 4
For fashionable people who don't use money belts...
Nicole P 30
food fake in italy
virginia.garr... 2
Florence Italy- Air BNB Crime Ring
carolclements... 20
Fine scam on Frankfurt airport train
gentlesea14850 50
Fascinating article on Airbnb properties ( also VRBO, etc.) in London
Lola 15
Fareboom is a horrid company - stay away!
chgodiego 15
Fake wallet?
Donald 36
Fake police scam in Amsterdam
utteeyo 8
Fake Passports
Larry 14
Fake Paris taxi driver JAILED for overcharging tourists
Chris F 15
Fake Oil Painting Shop in Burano Italy
Heidi 9
Fake gold ring scam
ascentmgt1 17
Fake-Alaska Airline scam
jjgurley 20
extreme low water pressure at hotel delle rose at paestum
sunjing 2
Expérience and warning from a long-time expat in Paris
Bets 33
Even happens to professional travelers
Bets 16
Europcar Overcharge
Stephen 12
Euro for Pound scam
mschonekas 17
Eiffel Tower Scam
jehb2 7
EBOOKERS could steal your money.
aaroe 5
"Do you speak English" scam in Paris
Richard 14
Do you know the artist David Schor?
sherryjb 12
Do thieves know about your money belt?
KC 21