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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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Hotel security for valubles including iPad
Palmland Mike 24
Naples
ksbeck321 13
Is this the best scam topic.
jayhamps 27
Don't book your flight with these guys!
Lola 11
Hidden pocket travel scarves
Zen 16
Doesn't matter how 'theft proof your bag is' if...
aquamarinesteph 11
Webjet
sbaker132 1
Athens Metro Pickpockets
Bruce 17
Lisbon Taxi Drivers
evergreenlbh 6
Venice Picture Scam - women on stilts
Acacia 10
Don't let your guard down!
Chuck 7
Mexico police robbery and trip interruption
BostonGuy 8
Sigh....debit card hacked
jillmc 27
Fake Oil Painting Shop in Burano Italy
Heidi 9
Naples, Italy Taxi Scam
sbland3829 7
Money belt safety and TSA
Kathi H. 36
Clear bags to deter thieves?
ArielK 22
Security checks and money belts
bnuckols 7
Advice for Safely Traveling with 2 Little Kids
carrie4g 8
Italy ZTL scams?
lcb23 29
A new type of European scam against Europeans.....
Ken 8
Gold Crown Resorts
lindajuly3 3
Paris taxi/uber rip off
Carolyn 17
NiteIze S-Biner Microlocks
Ronald W 3
Pickpocketed-and happy about it!
Karen 59
Identity theft---how does it work?
Sasha 17
Warning to Sorrento/Naples Visitors:
robertcartera... 42
Strangers
jayhamps 17
Insanely high traffic fines in Italy RIP OFF ALERT
James 47
Naples Circumvesuviano Train Ticket Alerts
Joseph 10
Pickpocketing techniques
russellplissken 38
Is justfly.com a fraud or scam and is Kayak.com directly connected to it?
Mike 16
ATM and credit debit card advice
jayhamps 14
Fine scam on Frankfurt airport train
gentlesea14850 50
Pickpocket Poetry, Parisian
avirosemail 1
Chip and Pin machine issue Torrevieja Spain
jayhamps 9
Taxi Scams Rome (Fiumicino) International Airport
m.wcrawford47 8
Fake gold ring scam
ascentmgt1 17
Be super aware of a new way of pickpockets while in Köln Messe Koelnmesse Train...
camilkuo 24
Roosport running wallet
Nicole 2
Vacation Rental By Owner scam
MTS--1000 13
New bank ripoff
Philip 8
Credit Card Protection
yosemite1 4
So are you saying that our Euros can expire? Or get too old?
Shelley 28
Bad experience with Sixt car rental in Malaga
donna.reimer 6
Money belt plus small purse?
phylliscountr... 29
Pick Pocket Safety
Laura 21
Being Pickpocketed - If I knew then what I know now.
Jim 40
Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper scam
joe 7
Tourist Scams in Ireland?
Joseph 14