Safety Scouts Advice: Top 5 travel scams in Spain

Safety Scouts Advice: Top 5 travel scams in Spain

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Don't let a scam ruin your time in Spain, whether you're visiting Barcelona, Madrid, Costa Brava or Ibiza; let security experts guide you to avoid the classic scams in Spain.


Fake stain pickpocket
Don't let anyone offer to clean a stain they point out to you – they probably put it there.


Map pickpocket

Maps are useful when you're visiting a city for t
he first time but not if there's a scam involved.


Flat tire scam
It might be hard work changing a flat tire on your own but it's better than accepting 'help' from a thief.


Fake police officer

You can't always trust everyone in a uniform.


Pull-over scam

A 'helpful' stranger might signal that you need to pull-over due to a problem – but think twice before you do.

 

Reprinted with the permission of Safety Scouts Advice.

Safety Scouts AdviceSafety Scouts Advice is a volunteer video project started by Christophe Gadenne, a former French policeman. His short, animated YouTube videos are free and aim to help prevent tourist scams and fraud, both in Europe and abroad. Find out more on Twitter and Facebook.

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