First time in Berlin and while waiting for the train at the airport station to go to the city center we saw how this scam works. Unfortunately we didn’t know this was a scam but thought something wasn’t right. We were just shocked when we started to see how aggressive and persuasive are these people wearing fake tag/Id and charging 60€ per person, they even have the machines to take card payments and which is worst they confiscate the passports and because people don’t want to miss their flight they just pay.
Only 1 person refused to pay and there is when they became really aggressive asking for the passport, shouting and grabbing. Just don’t understand how the police or the train company don’t do anything about it because I saw 8 tourist being victim of this scam in 25 minutes with 5 different “inspectors” it’s not like they are being discreet. Really bad first impression.