How it works:
- Fake ticket inspectors with fake badges accuse you of having an invalid ticket and issue you a fine to be paid on the spot.
Places to beware:
- Berlin: trains heading to the airport
- Frankfurt: trains heading to the airport
What to do:
- A real inspector can allow you to pay later by printing out a notice, while a fake will demand you pay now.
- Ask for identification and threaten to call the train company. Never give up your passport.