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"Dont change money on the streets!" Varna Warnings Or Dangers Tip by rowo

Varna Warnings and Dangers: 19 reviews and 13 photos

  fake money changer in front of Opera Varna
by rowo

In the pedestrian area near opera house there are a lot of "private" people who wanna change money with you for 1 EUR = 2 LEW (fixed change rate is 1 EUR = 1,95/1,96 Lewa). IF you change 25 EUR or more (normally they want to change 25,50, 100 or 200 EUR), they show you new 10 Lewa notes - but then they give you old 50 Lewa notes who are nothing worth anymore! They also try to buy a mobile phone from me and also wanna give me old worthless 50 Lewa for it! So never change money on the street, go to exchange offices or bank offices!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 25, 2005
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