See scams in 🇪🇸 Spain

Bar Scam

carlos 2019-04-02
When you travel alone or with a single male friend if you get approached by a girl and she asks you to pay her a drink don't do it. There is a chance that when you finish the night you will have a ...

Rigged ATM machines

carlos 2019-04-02
Especially in areas where the ATM is not really well visible, you should always pay attention to ATM machines you use. Some of them are modified by thieves to clone your card and stole your pin. Al...

Counterfeit Bill Scam

carlos 2019-04-02
This happens sometimes in restaurants or small shops where you don't have an eye on your money. You give the waiter 50 euros and he comes back and tells you that your bill is fake. So the end resul...
The scammers will approach you and tell you that you win a free boat ride. So you need to follow them and go to the office so you can claim your prize. But this is just a scheme, when you go there ...

Fake hotel websites

carlos 2019-04-02
If you plan to have a holiday in Spain make sure you book your holidays on legit websites. There are websites that are clones of real hotel websites. They look really legit and sometimes is hard to...

Rigged Taxis

carlos 2019-04-02
If you just arrive in Spain maybe you are not familiar with the taxi fares. This problem is especially common in the airport area. There are some dishonest taxi drivers that have their taxi meter r...

Restaurant scam in La ramblas

carlos 2019-04-02
This is more advice than scam information. Avoid restaurants in La Ramblas and other really famous tourist spots in Barcelona. Usually, these restaurants have to pay really high rents to have the b...

Ipad at cheap prices

carlos 2019-04-02
This is a scam that happens in canary islands but eventually can happen in other parts of Spain. You will see some shops that offer iPads and other electronics at really cheap prices. If you go...
This is a really famous scam around the world. You are walking in Barcelona and you see a guy playing with a lot of people around. These people are giving him money and try to guess where is the b...
This happens usually in most tourist areas of Barcelona. There is a chance (especially if you are a man), that you can be approached by a random dude that will offer you tickets for Barcelona match...

Snatch thefts

carlos 2019-04-02
This can happen in restaurants, bars, in the park while you relax. These thieves use sometimes different approaches but most of the time someone will talk with you or show you something and the oth...

Pick Pockets in tourist areas

carlos 2019-04-02
Pick Pocket is a classic problem of every single country. In Spain you can expect it more often in big cities. where there is a bigger number of tourists since most of them carry a lot of money the...