We are two girls and one guy traveling together with luggage. This morning we arrived Budapest and went straight to hotel ( Nepstadio station) for check-in. About 100-meter distance from the hotel, one old guy stopped us and asked us direction for Hilton hotel. Of course we don't know and we said no to him. Then he was trying to launch a conversation such as where are u guys from or sth. (actually he just tried to stop us) About 10sec later (literally!), another guy ran to us, quickly showed his some kind of ID, and claimed that we were buying cocaine from that guy. He asked our IDs and our wallets. When we were still quationing, the old guy (his company) gave him his ID n wallets (just to show us that he believe him as a police). And the fake police guy was carefully checking every single note from the old guy's wallet, smell it, touch it, and examine it. And then he focus on us. We was still questioning about his behavior and tried to go to hotel lobby becuz it's very awkward and the hotel is so close. But he stopped us and not allowed us to leave. (actually we were in the situation of being cornering by the building n them) so we can't leave and he resisted that we bought cocaine from the guy or using some kind of fake notes for exchanging money.( see, it's not consistent!) He has to check our bag becuz that's his job for certain kind of "control".
Of courses, he did the same process to us like to the old guy. He took our money out of walket and check every single of them. Because we have different countries notes with us and he can't recognize all of them, he kept ask what's this country's bill. He knew czk, euro, huf, usd but doesn't recognize gbp.( we shld realize already but we didn't) Because we dont have much euro with us, he was keep asking where is your euro /you must hide some where. He also tried to mess all the organization of the notes from diff countries. (I think this is the moment he steal the money. Just like a magic performance.) We feel very weird and uncomfortable so we are in a rush to get our wallet/money/ID back n walk toward hotel.
Of course when we finally arrived hotel, we realized some of the notes were gone. (obvious the big ones n the most value ones) Luckly only one of us lost certain amonut of money (becuz the other two doesn't have much in the wallet). Please be careful or ignore them when anybody tried to stop your way for any kind of direction question. (we were too
obvious for being a tourist at that moment, but think of it, normal ppl shldnt even ask us!) if you are that close to a hotel/bank/ or any place that may have trustable guard or ppl, please do run to that place. If he is a real police, he won't mind to examine your stuff in a very public place. Just a very bad experience in our first day of trip. Hope nobody ever had it again.