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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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Lisbon restaurant scam
MC 18
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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
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djgeppert 11
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rookfamily33 5
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jan 8
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mschonekas 17
Paris taxi scam
nbraymond79 12
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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 21
"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
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GypsyRover 10
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KC 21
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How to not look like a tourist, ideas and comments
glennlorrainer 56
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Securing backpacks during transit?
britt.erin 16
Robbed at Rome Termini Train Station
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Tim 3
Skip Lisbon Trolley 28E!
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Fake police scam in Amsterdam
utteeyo 8
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
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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...
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Italy: thefts and bad deals, plus observations
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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