Street scams in Stockholm

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Stockholm has become a more international city over the last couple of years. For the good and for the bad. I hardly notice it on my normally short visits, but now I see this bad development.

The number of street scams and pickpockets have increased a lot. Be aware! Especially on Västerlånggatan in Old Town the rude and bad scam people are all around. Why does the police not stop them?

A few pics I took of the “shell game”scamers the other day. Ok, they let some people win, but they are all in on it.

The problem is, you’re not really playing. At least not by any standard of fair play.


These bad people are well documented on another blog here.

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    1. Hi. I just shot from the hip to avoid problems. But a friend of me tried to warn a Spanish couple the other day from playing. The criminals got into a fight with my friend and the Spanish couple…Bad enough, but the worst problem is the lame Swedish police and legal system. This should be stopped immediately. To many bad things of the streets of Stockholm these days: beggar gangs run by mafia, and a number of con artists.

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