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Spain worse place in Europe for Brits being scammed : Report

Source: Metro - Sun 26th Jul 2015
Spain worse place in Europe for Brits being scammed : Report

Anyone who has been a victim of crime on holiday will know it is horrible.

Certain cities have gained a bad reputation over the years for pickpockets, rip off cabs and muggings.

However a recent survey has found that when it comes to Brits being scammed whilst abroad Spain was shown in a less than favourable light. The report by a financial comparison website surveyed 2,000 British travellers who had been to Europe in the past month.


The report concluded that 21.5% of all respondents had fallen prey to a scam whilst travelling in Span.

Where are you most likely to get conned ?

Spain – 21.5%

France – 14.8%

Italy – 10.2%

Turkey – 8.4%

Austria – 8.1%

Greece – 7.5%

Belgium – 7%

UK – 5.4%

Armenia – 4.4%

Cyprus – 4.4%

Almost 15% said they had been targeted in France while 10% said they had been conned in Italy.

Overpriced taxis were the most common scam, with 37% admitting they had been overcharged.

23% of those surveyed had been pickpocketed while on holiday.

The safest places to visit were Armenia and Cyprus.

Recommended Reading :

* Study into Spain's Taxi fares

* Spain receives 29.2 Mln Int'l tourists until June

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