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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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Hidden pocket travel scarves
Zen 16
Credit Card Protection
yosemite1 4
Got tricked by 3rd party hotel site
Yo Pauly 19
Paris Train Pickpocket in Training
wuscjim 38
Service charges added onto bills in Italy
world... 14
Advantages of wearing a 'travel vest' with multiple pockets in Italy?
willieske 44
A Tip For Hotel Room Safety
WhateverLA 21
What Is A US Passport Card & Why You Might Want One!
WhateverLA 13
food fake in italy
virginia.garr... 2
The Big Squeeze trick.
vandenplas 16
Fake police scam in Amsterdam
utteeyo 8
Prague Scams on the Charles Bridge
travl3r84 1
Booking flights with travel companies online
Travelin’Gal 29
Taking U-Bahn in Berlin
tony.freeman.... 24
St Petersburg and Nevsky Prospekt bump and pickpocket
Tim 3
Locauto After Sales Service Poor Add. Multe
thomasalanclarke 4
Backpack stolen on train to Rome (from airport)
The Madster 21
JUSTFLY is Exceedingly Unreachable - DO NOT TRUST
tfmyles 15
Travel Club Contest -- Scam or Legit?
ted 7
Front of the Line Tour tickets
tcbhouse 4
Justfly.com is FRAUD!!!! They sold me a wrong ticket and debited $1033
tatiana.marti... 9
Beware of rental car scams in Sicily
T. 3
New ATM selfie stick scam
T. 12
Rovinj Istria Croatia- Harbour Market Fruit - Thief
suzanne.thras... 1
extreme low water pressure at hotel delle rose at paestum
sunjing 2
The Security of a Daypack and Neck Wallet
Steve S 30
Railroad Station in Prague
Steve 6
Attempted theft in Madrid
steve 9
Europcar Overcharge
Stephen 12
New to me scam in NYC
stan 3
How to prevent my phone from getting stolen
SmittyATL 33
Hobo Traveler Sew-in Pockets?
slbdaisy 10
UK post card scam
Slate 12
Passport with us or in hotel?
skgraves0918 34
Camera Scam
shifferds 24
Do you know the artist David Schor?
sherryjb 12
Caution about ReservationCounter.com
Sherry 1
So are you saying that our Euros can expire? Or get too old?
Shelley 28
Rome "Taxi" scam at FCO
sharon.mcdaniel 16
Advice? Hotel double charging friend / us
shamraye 16
A Bird in the Hand...
Sempre Italia 19
Naples, Italy Taxi Scam
sbland3829 7
Webjet
sbaker132 1
Identity theft---how does it work?
Sasha 17
Pickpocketing techniques
russellplissken 38
1 looks like a 7
rrruuunnn 19
Barcelona - Bank Scam
rowlandinho77 11
Barcelona - Bird Shit Scam
rowlandinho77 8
how to call the police
rookfamily33 5
NiteIze S-Biner Microlocks
Ronald W 3