How it works:
- Fake officials: scammers in uniform offer to escort you to the right platform, then ask for a 1,000 RUB fee.
- Fake ticket inspectors:they find fault with your perfectly legitimate ticket and demand you pay a fine on the spot.
Places to beware:
- St. Petersburg
What to do:
- If you are sure there is nothing wrong with your ticket, threaten to call the police and only deal at the station office.