Fraud

Unlicensed taxis, ATM scams, credit card fraud, and identity theft are common in Paris. Criminals may impersonate police officers, impose false fines, or pose as petitioners collecting fake donations. These scams frequently occur at tourist sites, attractions, airports, and rail stations, with criminals working alone or in groups using various techniques.

Avoid engaging with street hawkers asking for money or personal information that can’t be verified as official. When using ATMs, choose banks with indoor facilities. Regularly check your bank statements and seek police or consular help if you become a fraud target.

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