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Old April 30th, 2012, 10:14 AM
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Question Red Carnations

Has anyone encountered people giving or selling red carnations in Lisbon, Portugal or Malaga, Spain? We were approached twice last week and I wondered whether it might be a thievery or pickpocket scheme. I'm just curious. patty3
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Old April 30th, 2012, 02:32 PM
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Has anyone encountered people giving or selling red carnations in Lisbon, Portugal or Malaga, Spain? We were approached twice last week and I wondered whether it might be a thievery or pickpocket scheme. I'm just curious. patty3
I had to Google this. The red carnations are a symbol of the 1974 Portuguese revolution.

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Old May 1st, 2012, 02:03 PM
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Default YES It is a Scam!

This is most definitely a pickpocket scam! Check out THIS LINK for more information and an in-depth description of the scam and how it works, or simply Google "red carnation pickpocket scam Spain" and you'll see tons and tons of links about this ruse! So beware!!
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