It's not just tourists who visit Paris who are the target of con-artists and tricksters.
Drivers from abroad have long been targeted by an array of scams and tricks by highway con-artists hoping to relieve them of their hard-earned cash.
For the most part the roads in France are safe, apart from the odd speeding driver, but there are a few dangers motorists need to be aware of, not least the list of reported scams that reveals how thieves will target your cash and belongings often relying on your charitable nature.
Motorists have contacted The Local in recent days with the aim of making others aware that con-artists are targeting foreign motorists in the country.
British national Elsie Gatto said her parents, aged in their 70s, were targetted by an Irish man in south east France as they were travelling back to the UK
She said they pulled into a service station Aire de Poulet de Bresse, on the A39 motorway between Lyon and Dijon.
The man, who is normally with a woman and young children, pleads for cash to help them get back to the UK.
The man promises to return the cash to the bank account when they've made it back home and will normally exchange phone numbers and messages for a few days until everything goes quite.
The scam has been dubbed the “Irish Swindle” in south west France after an Irish couple were arrested after allegedly conning drivers this way.