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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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Some poetic justice for thieves.....
Ken 0
Paris Metro Scam
Gary 13
The darker side of pickpockets.....
Ken 10
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 16
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.... 25
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 41
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 31
Safe to leave bags checked at train station?
djgeppert 11
how to call the police
rookfamily33 5
Zicasso and Taste and Slow Tour of Itlay
dowiatts 1
Beware of fraudulent credit card charge 'SEI*Eurosports'
avirosemail 8
Security Breach at SeaTac Airport
jan 8
Euro for Pound scam
mschonekas 18
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
pickpocketing experiences
KC 19
Paris Metro Make Up Scam
bprowse2 19
What Is A US Passport Card & Why You Might Want One!
WhateverLA 13
A Tip For Hotel Room Safety
WhateverLA 22
"Do you speak English" scam in Paris
Richard 14
Why would i use Europcar again when they scammed us for insurance $650
ainslieberyl 15
Best Train from Naples to Roma
dkgitte 1
Leaving your passport at hotel check in - will photo copy work?
GypsyRover 10
Do thieves know about your money belt?
KC 21
Have you heard about an app that can pick up your ATM pin code?
Bets 11
How to not look like a tourist, ideas and comments
glennlorrainer 63
Backpack stolen in Koln train station
Euro traveler 6
Securing backpacks during transit?
britt.erin 16
Robbed at Rome Termini Train Station
KC 35
St Petersburg and Nevsky Prospekt bump and pickpocket
Tim 3
Skip Lisbon Trolley 28E!
geezloueez6 6
Fake police scam in Amsterdam
utteeyo 9