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All that Glitters is not Gold: The Gold Ring Scam – Crime in Nice

Photo: www.bloggersbase.com The gold ring scam is back, with reports of a man working this well-worn ruse on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice last weekend. Here’s how the gold ring scam works:  A helpful passerby alerts you that you’ve lost something, and … Continue reading

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Petition Scam: Sign the Petition, Lose your Wallet

Have you noticed the clean, nicely dressed kids, politely but silently pushing a petition at you?   It’s for a supposed deaf-mute center, but they get a lot more than a signature. Posing as earnest deaf-mutes, they are actually… Romanian pickpocket … Continue reading

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Crime and Scams in Nice France

How to Avoid Crime and Scams in Nice France Knowing what to watch out for, and taking a few simple precautions that might not be necessary back home, can make the difference between a great trip and a fiasco: Beach grabs are … Continue reading

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Emergencies in Nice

Emergencies in Nice: what to do In a blink of an eye, a fall or a theft can completely derail your vacation plans.  Here is how to take the necessary steps while minimizing the disruption to your trip. 1-1-2 is … Continue reading

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