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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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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 8
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... 2
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 18
Hertz - scam
julio.villafu... 2