Lonely Planet Writer

Tourists warned of fundraiser scam in Vienna

Visitors to Austria’s capital, Vienna, are being warned of a new scam involving fake charities demanding money.

Vienna, Austria.
Vienna, Austria. Image by Emmanuel Dyan / CC BY 2.0

Police in the city have received a number of complaints of fake fundraisers asking people to sign petitions then demanding they pay a cash donation. The scammers have been acting aggressively and police have had complaints of people being chased. Read more: thelocal.at