How it works:
- Version 1: a street tout or a cab driver offers a good rate of exchange. However, what you get may be counterfeit or old currency that is no longer valid for use.
- Version 2: there are also rogue currency exchange shops which advertise good rates of exchange. After changing however, you realize a lousier rate is used. The excuse is that the better rate is applicable only for cheques or if more money had been changed.
- Version 3: more of a rip off than a scam, a trick some use is to advertise misleading rates. In H1 2019, 1 EUR = 1.96 lev, and some shops advertise it as 1.196 lev.
Places to beware:
- Nessebar: Sunny Beach
- Varna: Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin
What to do:
- Change at the large money bureaus or at banks.