Taxi Scams – Domestic and International

Taxi Scams – Domestic and International  Ever wonder if you got ripped-off a taxi driver, especially overseas?  While you hope that all taxi drivers are honest, law abiding citizens, who would never take advantage of an innocent traveler you know that is not case in many locations.  Travelers fall victim to overcharging...

Train Scams and Pickpockets – What to watch out f...

The following are few security tips to help protect your valuables when you travel trains in Europe.  These tips were sought out from train police officers, train conductors and tour operators who operate or work in and around passenger train/subway systems through-out Europe.  One thing to point out – thieves and...

Top Subway Pickpocket & Scam Prevention Tips

Subways are tempting locations for pickpockets to work. Subways with tourists and travelers are even more tempting.  Most people don’t think about how not to fall victim to a pickpocket or a scam when planning a trip. However, a little thought about how not to fall victim to theft in crowded locations, like subways, and...

Deaf Mute and Fake Petition Scams in Europe

Tourist Scams in Europe Include “Deaf Mute” People with Petitions   Thieves and scammers make a living preying on the kind hearts and naivete of tourists.  Familiarize yourself with these scams and save your money. The Deaf Mute Scam and the Fake Petition Scam typically involves women or young girls as the...

Taxi Scams – See These Scams Caught on Video

Taxi drivers scam tourists all over the globe. The only purpose is to get the most money they can out of their fare, legally or not. The following are various taxi scams caught on tape. Watch a few of these to understand how vulnerable you can be if you don’t know the tricks dishonest taxi drivers can pull on you. Being...

Euro Coin Scam – Check Your Change so You DonR...

Even since the Euro came into circulation in 2001, travelers have been falling victim to an age old coin scam – switching currency coins with those that look very similar, but are worthless. The scam usually involves a transaction where Euro coins are given back as change.  If you do not pay attention to the coins you...