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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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Safety of Multiple Passports
gneissgrl 28
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 16
What is a scam?
jayhamps 27
How honest are you, really?
Chris F 30
UK post card scam
Slate 12
Rick Steves was Pickpocketed
Pilgrim 58
Beware of buying the MUVE ticket for the 4 museums on St Mark's Square
bandj53 5
Pick Pocket Proof Clothing
edrosenberg1 14
Receipts & Debit Overcharges - Just a Note
ampshetler 15
Hotel security for valubles including iPad
Palmland Mike 23
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 16
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. 35
Clear bags to deter thieves?
ArielK 21
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 7
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 46
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