How it works:
- Scammers posing as “staff”/a helpful local have been spotted at train stations carrying train timetables in German.
- They approach tourists, showing them the timetable and pretending to help. As tourists are unlikely to know German, this usually sparks off a deeper discussion.
- An accomplice then strikes, either by bumping into or picking from your pockets.
Places to beware:
What to do:
- Seek help from the official counter.