BE WARNED, THUGS ACT AS ' officials' at MUSTEK AND MUSEUM Metro stations, they try to impose FAKE 'fines' try to take your railway ticket from you, tell you it's not valid and that you have to pay a BIG fine, harass and bully you into thinking they really are officials and that you are in BIG trouble if you don't give them your rail ticket, then,when you stand up to them, tell them you know they are frauds and cheats, they try to threaten you even more by asking which country you are from, telling you to give them your passport! AND THEY HAVE up to 6 other thugs (men dressed in jeans and black leather jackets)standing nearby, and gesture towards them when you refuse to give in to them, doing their utmost to threaten and intimidate you and make you give in and give them money. They shove fake 'official ID cards in your face that make it look like they are railway officials, but they have no uniform and no other formal form of ID, simply a fake laminated card with the Czech railway logo they have copied from the Internet. Fortunately, thanks to another Tripadvisor review ( see Prague funicular review forum) , my friend and I knew about this thuggery and absolutely refused to give in to them, but if we hand't known about this, my god, these people are so threatening,intimidating, forceful...it would be very hard NOT to believe them if you didn't know about their thug activity....they are SUCH BULLIES, and keep harassing you and insisting they are officials and that you MUST give them your ticket and pay a fine.....it was only when I told the THUG woman for the third time that I was calling the police, and got my phone out, that she left me alone, but then she started on my friend, when my friend refused to show her ticket, the thug woman asked her what country she was from....in other words, the next step was to take your passport from you...then of course you have no choice but to pay them money in order to get your passport back! Unbelievable....I have travelled to USA 3 times, and Europe 4 times, and NEVER have I had such a terrible, threatening experience as this......I can't believe that this actually happened to ME! Luckily I will stand up for myself and speak out if I think or know something is wrong.....this thug woman even indicated that the 6 thug men standing by we're officials, I confronted her and said they I knew they weren't officials, and that I was calling the police. funnily enough, when I finally got my phone out to call the police, all of these so- called ' officials' (that were really just thieving THUGS) quickly disappeared up the escalator and out of the station......what a strange thing for 'officials' to do. Then, when we arrived at Museum Metro, there were at least FOUR frauds, telling unsuspecting foreign travellers that their tickets were not valid ( which of course they WERE) and that they would have to pay a fine!!!these cheats even had electronic 'ticket reading' machines.....probably not functioning, but it sure made these people look like 'officials' ....I cannot believe the lengths these FRAUDS go to to trick innocent people out of their money...one poor woman was about to hand over $700Kc ( you can buy a weeks worth of restaurant meals for that price) when I ran to her and told her NOT to give them any money, they were not officials, they are cheats and thieves... of course, this all happened at 11.15 pm, when there are NO railway officials and NO POLICE at the Railway stations. SO BE WARNED AND BE AWARE, DO NOT GIVE ANYONE YOUR RAIL TICKET, AND ESPECIALLY NOT YOUR PASSPORT! Stand up to these thugs, don't let them intimidate you and simply refuse to play their cheating, thieving,despicable game...they are COWARDS AND BULLIES!
Don't get me wrong,apart from this shocking experience, we have had a fabulous time in this beautiful city, it is well worth visitng, but tonight's frightening experience has left me feeling threatened and absolutely FURIOUS! SO BE AWARE and don't let ANYONE intimidate you into handing over your rail tickets and ESPECIALLY NOT your passport!!
Endless to say, this experience has a ZERO rating!
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