We spoke with John Deverall, who visited Krakow from New Zealand in March of this year. During his stay, he fell victim to what he says is a criminal scam run by a number of nightclubs in Poland. In this case, what started with a simple invitation for a free drink resulted in nearly twenty thousand zloty missing from John's bank account and left him struggling to find anyone in authority who will take action against the club.
We don't want to scare anyone away from a night out in Krakow but John's experience is a frightening reminder of what can happen when credit cards get mixed with alcohol and, John suggests, other substances.
You can learn more about John's story and his efforts to spread awareness of the problem at https://www.polishclubscams.org/.