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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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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 30
Money Belt:
davecrow 6
Book places to stay via email
kvanhoom 11
Apartment rental scam
Karen 2
Message for chemoso72
horsewoofie 0
Larry 31
Barcelona- scam after scam
melisa.branovsky 25
Barcelona - Bank Scam
rowlandinho77 11
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
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
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