How it works:
- Version 1: the Lira is the old Italian currency (in use till 2001/2), and the Lira 500 coin looks like the €2 coin. Hence, there are scammers who pass off the Lira 500 coin as a €2 coin when returning change.
- Version 2: there are also scammers who drop your payment/change and then switch a big note into a small note.
Places to beware:
- Anywhere (e.g. shops, restaurants, taxi drivers)
What to do:
- Watch your notes carefully and double check your change.