Reply To: Almost fell for metro ticket scam


This is exactly what happened to me a few days ago. Except that I wasn’t smart enough to realize that it was a fake ID. I have paid him the cash and at that very moment an actual Paris Metro employee came there. Then I realized what was going on and told the employee that this other guy helped me and I paid him in cash. The scamer immediately gave me the money back (on his initiative), took his tickets back from me and just walked away.
I was very disappointed that I couldn’t make a complain anywhere and that this guys are just left to go when cought…
So I second that: don’t accept help for tickets in Paris, or if you do that NEVER give cash to anyone!