Home Living in Belgium Transportation Top 5 travel scams in Brussels
Last update on January 24, 2019

Don’t let a scam ruin your time in Belgium; let security experts guide you on how to avoid the classic scams designed to part you from your valuables.

Unsolicited ticket helper

If you ever get stuck at a ticket machine, watch to make sure whoever helps you is not after something else.

Train distraction thief

Always keep your bags in your line of sight to avoid this scam.

Travelling salesman scam

Don’t get caught out while shopping in Brussels; here’s how to avoid going home with a fake.

Restaurant pickpocket

Beware of ‘chair pickpockets’ who will be watching any possessions you’re not keeping an eye on.

Tourist restaurant scam

Nobody wants to eat at a bad restaurant, let alone getting scammed for it, too.