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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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Viator
artiberius 23
Even happens to professional travelers
Bets 16
The Monk Scam.
Francis 11
Hobo Traveler Sew-in Pockets?
slbdaisy 10
Pick pocketed, by an old scam
paulawilsonpsl 20
LONDON Oyster card Refund Snafu
bonnie.powers 17
Advice? Hotel double charging friend / us
shamraye 16
Paris new scam alert- spilling beggar
meganlinda 8
Slashed tire rental car scam
janetnoble 24
Rome "Taxi" scam at FCO
sharon.mcdaniel 16
More to Final follow-up report -- Denver travel agent's sentencing hearing.
horsewoofie 32
Fake Passports
Larry 14
Does my husband need a money belt ?
KER 33
A sorry end to a wonderful trip
hinhaber 41
CDG airport taxi scam
paulscrudato 18
How does one file a claim for items stolen while passing through airport Security (in...
kayakfit 27
New scam or old one?
jvsarna 32
Passport with us or in hotel?
skgraves0918 34
New ATM selfie stick scam
T. 12
Scams still in Liguria/Genoa region
ABSea 12
Sardinia - attempted scam
istrychem3 15
"VaultPro" bag was not slash-proof
Grace 4
Are you getting friend requests from fake Facebook accounts?
avirosemail 22
Anti-Theft Crossbody Purse vs. Cavita Day Pack in Italy
jhbytheseashore 21
Museums in Florence Italy
pjg1309 8
Beware of rental car scams in Sicily
T. 3
pickpocket question
Libby 54
The Security of a Daypack and Neck Wallet
Steve S 32
Money Belt:
davecrow 6
Book places to stay via email
kvanhoom 11
Apartment rental scam
Karen 2
Message for chemoso72
horsewoofie 0
Vultures
Larry 31
Barcelona- scam after scam
melisa.branovsky 25
Barcelona - Bank Scam
rowlandinho77 11
Safety of Multiple Passports
gneissgrl 30
Athens Scams/Safety Concerns?
Dave 6
Pick Pocket Proof pants
Barnstormer 21
40 Tourist Scams to Avoid During Your Travels
Going234 6
Barcelona - Bird Shit Scam
rowlandinho77 8
Airline ticket brokers - like Cheapoair - are rip offs
Paul-of-the-F... 20
Sound familiar
jayhamps 16
A cautionary tale about using an ATM machine - you may have less recourse than you think!
pelter 24
Scammed! Update: Travel agent was arrested yesterday (12/11/17)!
horsewoofie 116
Beware of DCC at Reisebank
Lee 10
The Big Squeeze trick.
vandenplas 18
What is a scam?
jayhamps 30
How honest are you, really?
Chris F 30
UK post card scam
Slate 13
Rick Steves was Pickpocketed
Pilgrim 64