Beware of “consumption girl” scam in Budapest Hungary

Posted on June 16, 2012 • Filed under: Europe, Tourist Scam

The 57-year-old American reader told The Budapest Times that the incident took place on the evening of Sunday, 13 May. On his way to his apartment, he was approached in the street by “two young girls” who appeared lost and asked him for a Budapest street map. After handing one to them, the tourist agreed to join the women for drinks in the aforementioned restaurant. After “a few drinks and appetisers” he was presented with a bill for HUF 211,000.
The restaurant staff allegedly refused to present the man with an itemised bill, and would not accept payment by credit card. He was then directed to an ATM machine – conveniently positioned inside the restaurant – from where he withdrew the maximum daily limit of his credit card. Although it was less than half the figure on the bill, the restaurant eventually accepted this sum. Read Article

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