Home City Guide: Berlin Berlin Basics Top 5 travel scams in Berlin
Last update on November 30, 2018

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

Petition pickpockets

Don’t sign everything you read! These scams are well developed, for example, young people might offer a fake petition for a deaf association by approaching you with sign language.

Unsolicited ticket helper

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

Gambling scam

The gambling scam is also known as the ‘Three Card Monte’. This scam is very old but unfortunately is still happening.

Cancelled credit card scam

If a stranger approaches you with a suspicious sad story, it’s probably best to leave your wallet in your pocket.

Drink spiking

Free drinks aren’t always a bonus.