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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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St Petersburg and Nevsky Prospekt bump and pickpocket
Tim 3
Skip Lisbon Trolley 28E!
geezloueez6 6
Fake police scam in Amsterdam
utteeyo 9
Getting my money back, the easy way.
Barnstormer 7
Rick Steve's warnings about Viator
domwild 14
Paris Scams.....
Ken 28
ATM to avoid in Florence
mwchadwick1 8
What restaurant scams do French people worry about?
Philip 5
Best brand for money belt
andreajm317 10
Travel Club Contest -- Scam or Legit?
ted 7
learn to read numbers in Europe...
KC 6
A Bird in the Hand...
Sempre Italia 19
Italy: thefts and bad deals, plus observations
bobbing4data 12
All In Money Belt OR Stash in Hotel/Apartment/B&B?
Jay 21
Pickpocket safety?
Pat 25
Watch the big notes and the pause in change exchange
donna 6
Was this petition a scam
bookman6094 13
Camera Scam
shifferds 24
Very High currency fees at some airports
Barnstormer 14
"Speeding" ticket - a year later!
burknett 12
got scammed anyways
choquette.r 17
Ok, I'll fess up. No money belt.
Anne 69
"a fanny pack for your rack"
Michael... 11
Car rental through OE Interactive Ltd
fivekaff 3
Be prepared then enjoy your vacation.
Dennis 7
Tricky Italian car rental company
onder.uretmen 7
How to avoid travel company scams
rho67 19
Avis pulled a semi-fast one on me
phred 6
Service charges added onto bills in Italy
world... 14
Hertz Rental Car- Italy "processing fee"
boonie721 22
Diversion Scams
Barnstormer 18
Random Passport Checks: Real or Fake Police?
marc 43
Istanbul Scams
Peter 5
Centurion rome - 20 euro x pictures
ilmondodavide 16
Tourist Scams that migsht not be
MC-Glasgow 14
Europcar Overcharge
Stephen 12
Managing Travel Stress
Barb 43
Rovinj Istria Croatia- Harbour Market Fruit - Thief
suzanne.thras... 1
do NOT rent any property from Emma Villa is Tuscany
chick001 4
Caution about
Sherry 1
Viator Data Compromise
christa 4
Prague Scams on the Charles Bridge
travl3r84 1
Scams: descriptions all in one place!
Kathleen 9
Security Pocket Underwear/Tanks
martha546 7
Taxi drivers from Termini- frustratring!!
Kristen 9
Pickpocket Paranoia
joefackler 22
blw9455 6
Ah the guys with flowers
jkc 9
Backpack stolen on train to Rome (from airport)
The Madster 21
food fake in italy
virginia.garr... 4