Euro Coin Scam – Check Your Change so You Don’t End up with Worthless Coins!

BY Beth Williams

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 are given back as change, you may see that instead of getting a 2 Euro coin back in change, you were handed 4 dollars of worthless old Italian currency in existence prior to the Euro (now worthless).

Study what each Euro coin looks like so you don’t fall victim to the scam, so when you are given change, you don’t end up with worthless change.