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Beware Gypsy's with Roses.

Hamilton, United...
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Beware Gypsy's with Roses.

Beware the Gypsy's with the roses on the way to the beach they asked for change. I took all the change in my wallet out (85 cent) and they said "no no" put her finger in my coin department of my wallet and poked around then I pulled my wallet back and checked my notes were gone so grabbed her and said "Money" she then turned round and through my cash on the ground and picked it up. Lucky I'm a constant sceptic or she could have been off with about €200.

PS the Police don't want to know.

Cala d'Or, Spain
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121 reviews
1. Re: Beware Gypsy's with Roses.

Just completely blank them out, don't even make eye contact and they will leave you alone.

There is always plenty of them around Palma Cathedral waiting to prey on unsuspecting tourists and cruise passengers.

Keep you hand on your wallet and ladies, keep you handbags zipped or buttoned up.

Just in case you think I am a 'know it all' my wife and I were robbed at the Airport and at Ikea.

Liverpool, United...
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2. Re: Beware Gypsy's with Roses.

I will look in my crystal ball and see them coming

Leeds, United...
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3. Re: Beware Gypsy's with Roses.

Why would you even be getting your wallet out in front of someone like this anyway?

London, England
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4. Re: Beware Gypsy's with Roses.

Must be the oldest trick in Spain. Been around since the first days of mass tourism.

Durham, United...
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5. Re: Beware Gypsy's with Roses.

This trick was around in 1967!

Cala d'Or, Spain
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6. Re: Beware Gypsy's with Roses.

Joking apart they are quite intimidating,

We were approached at the entrance to Cala Gran beach this week by one of them and I knew what to expect which was others with her.

I turned around to find two other ladies right behind us clearly heading for my back pack.

After shouting," go away you nasty flower sellers" they left us alone, think that's what I shouted, could have been !!!!! Off.

But I could see how easy it would be to get your bag rifled.

So if your are visiting not just Cala D,or but other busy places then beware of them.


Durham, United...
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7. Re: Beware Gypsy's with Roses.

A girl I worked in the '70's actually let a 'flower seller' take money out of her purse because she was confused with Pesetas.

Of course she was robbed.

That was near Palma Cathedral.

Gateshead, United...
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8. Re: Beware Gypsy's with Roses.

We were approached near the entrance to Cala Gran, we said no and walked off. We weren't aware of the robbery scam!

9. Re: Beware Gypsy's with Roses.

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