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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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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 38
Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper scam
joe 7
Tourist Scams in Ireland?
Joseph 14
Some poetic justice for thieves.....
Ken 0
Paris Metro Scam
Gary 13
The darker side of pickpockets.....
Ken 9
Careful while buying train tickets in Rom
Keith 3
VELIB Is A Rip Off!
millerr1775 17
Locauto After Sales Service Poor Add. Multe
thomasalanclarke 4
Paris during Euro 2016
robertsonxashley 14
Don't Jaywalk in Kraków!
James 12
AirBNB in Paris: Changing of hosts and reviews; my red flags went up everywhere!
klo162 5
Taking U-Bahn in Berlin
tony.freeman.... 24
Sending CC# over email?
La Paz 17
Become a travel agent to get discounted travel? Scam or true?
rob in cal 13
Lessons Learned After Break-in
Kyle 28
Paris Train Pickpocket in Training
wuscjim 38
Paris Metro ticket purchase help
Phil 2
Lisbon restaurant scam
MC 18
Assault is bad end to a great trip to Italy using Rick Steves' advice
delgado.adverts 34
Travel with passport or leave in hotel?
kacikohlhepp 40
Fake wallet?
Donald 36
Advantages of wearing a 'travel vest' with multiple pockets in Italy?
willieske 44
Beware AirB&B scams
phred 6
Eiffel Tower Scam
jehb2 7
Are fur coats acceptable in Europe?
mekszrhands 30
Safe to leave bags checked at train station?
djgeppert 11
how to call the police
rookfamily33 5
Beware of fraudulent credit card charge 'SEI*Eurosports'
avirosemail 8
Security Breach at SeaTac Airport
jan 8
Euro for Pound scam
mschonekas 17
Paris taxi scam
nbraymond79 12
“Sitting ducks pay $177 for lunch at Trattoria da Romano, Burano, Italy”
phogenson 53
Keeping items safe on the Beach in Spain
rennettegrace 9
Istanbul Shoebrush Drop
Larry 10