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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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New measures for crime prevention at termini
Nicole P 5
For fashionable people who don't use money belts...
Nicole P 30
steal all your money from your credit cards- when you put your card into the machine
lonney finigan 14
The "ring scam" and "petition girls" in Paris.
pat 34
Lots of beggars in Paris
Diana 46
Venice Restaurant charges
David 15
Cab scam in Barcelona
colorado924 4
Spilling the Mustard?
Donna 4
Pickpocket Paranoia
joefackler 1
Railroad ticket change scam, Schiphol Train Station
cascade dan 18
Luggage 'stolen' at Gare de Lyon, Paris
mherr2 4
Little Old Falling Down in Paris
Frank 5
last supper tickets
dhakkan99 6
Car rental 'damage' scam
bren5 5
extreme low water pressure at hotel delle rose at paestum
sunjing 2
Travel Documents
johnna 3
So You'd Like A Room On The First Floor......
Bill 19
Hertz - scam
julio.villafu... 2
Short Change
Bob 6
Skewed perception of safety or how I was mistaken for a distraction mugger......
emma 43
Ripped off by official bus company ticket seller at Uzunçayir bus station, Istanbul
Philip 2
Rome: Pickpockets on Escalators
AVogan 9
Taxi drivers
Okieandy 1
Pick Pockets & Money Belts.
Amanda 14
Nice: pickpockets on escalators
Bets 4
What if?
lindanjim 71
Last Supper Scam
Bob 4
'Helpful' Gentleman in Konstanz
Herb 3
Scam on train departing Rome
ediebabbe 4