Safety Scouts Advice: Top 5 travel scams in Lisbon, Portugal

Safety Scouts Advice: Top 5 travel scams in Lisbon, Portugal

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

Fake vacation rental

Booking accommodation online can be risky but there are some steps you can take to avoid being cheated out of your money.

Pull-over scam

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

Unsolicited ticket helper

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

Bump-and-grab pickpocket

Check your belongings immediately if someone ever 'innocently' runs into you.

Taxi overcharge scam

This common scam is not easy to avoid but pre-trip preparation can help you avoid it.


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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