8 Common European Travel Scams—and How to Avoid Them

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As a wide-eyed tourist in a strange land, you're vulnerable to all kinds of sneaky schemes designed to steal your valuables. Travel experts advise jet setters to purchase TSA-approved luggage locks, eat at hole-in-the-wall restaurants instead of overpriced eateries, and to safeguard personal documents. However, even the most seasoned sightseer can fall victim to a well-executed hustle.

According to the below infographic created by multinational insurance corporation AIG, these are the eight most common scams currently duping visitors in Europe. Learn what they are, and how to avoid them. After all, your souvenir-buying should be responsible for lightening your wallet, not pickpocketing. 


[h/t Daily Mail]