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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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Apartment rental scam
Karen 2
Any pickpockets or other tourist scams in Ireland in general?
photobearsam 22
Anti-Theft Crossbody Purse vs. Cavita Day Pack in Italy
jhbytheseashore 21
anti-theft bags
pharmchat70 26
Another Paris scam - "Bird Poop"
nanvan 8
A new type of European scam against Europeans.....
Ken 7
Almost fell for a scam on booking site ..... be smarter than me.
Lisuza 26
All In Money Belt OR Stash in Hotel/Apartment/B&B?
Jay 21
Airport Duty Free Shopping
kb1942 12
Airline ticket brokers - like Cheapoair - are rip offs
Paul-of-the-F... 20
AirBnB, VRBO...only showing positive reviews?
Kateja 14
Air BnB new user question / concern
jdm1dfw 11
AirBNB in Paris: Changing of hosts and reviews; my red flags went up everywhere!
klo162 5
A.I. Generated Guidebooks Scam Online
fcraymond76 3
Ah the guys with flowers
jkc 9
Aggressive man on Steps to Sacre Coeur
RafaFan 17
"a fanny pack for your rack"
Michael... 11
Advice? Hotel double charging friend / us
shamraye 16
Advice for Safely Traveling with 2 Little Kids
carrie4g 8
Advantages of wearing a 'travel vest' with multiple pockets in Italy?
willieske 44
A consumer guide to using credit card disputes properly
Dave 4
A cautionary tale about using an ATM machine - you may have less recourse than you think!
pelter 24
A Bird in the Hand...
Sempre Italia 🇮🇹 19
40 Tourist Scams to Avoid During Your Travels
Going234 6
1 looks like a 7
rrruuunnn 19