Good morning all,
I have just returned from my first visit from varna, great trip great weather, lovely city.
I do not have a problem with gypsies, although i thought i should inform people about the gangs of gypsies that work around most money exchange booths, especially near the kentucky KFC and market end.
They work in groups of 6 or 7 and openly hustle tourists with the pretence of changing money for a slightly better rate than the booths, BE AWARE THAT THE CASH THEY CARRY IS THE OLD CURRENCY AND IS NO LONGER VALID.
WHILST DOING THE HUSTLING I PERSONALLY WITNESSED AN ENGLISH COUPLE GET ROBBED.
A YOUNG GIRL CAME FROM BEHIND AND WITHIN A FEW SECONDS TOOK THE ENGLISH GIRLS PURSE FROM HER BACK PACK. AND THE THE WHOLE GANG VANISHED INTO THE MARKET.
I CAUGHT UP WITH THE COUPLE AS THEY LEFT UNAWARE, THEY HAD ONLY BEEN IN BULGARIA A FEW HOURS, THEY LOST £1000 IN CASH ALL THEIR CREDIT CARDS DRIVING LICENCE THE LOT.
I have been watching this site for a few months, I have read about pick pockets but had never come accross this money scam anywhere on the site.
There are three gangs that I saw and they changed location each day, very obvious and they keep coming back???
The police are not that intrested and certainly dont try to stop it?
So for anyone new going to BG, just be aware AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.