Spain Traveler Tourist Scams

Information about scams targeting tourists and travelers in Spain.

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David (

January 5th, 2015

One of the most common danger in Spain is pickpockets. In fact, Spain is home to the pickpocket capital of the world, Barcelona. A standard tactic they use is the block. One guy drops something or ties his shoelaces in front of you to block you and his accomplish will snatch your valuables from the back. Commonly perpetrated at Metro stations and busy streets. For 17 other common scams in Spain, do check out

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