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Taxi Scams – Domestic and International

Taxi Scams – Domestic and International  Ever wonder if you got ripped-off a taxi driver, especially overseas?  While you hope that all taxi drivers are honest, law abiding citizens, who would never take advantage of an innocent traveler you know that is not case in many locations.  Travelers fall victim to overcharging...

Purchasing Fake Gemstones Overseas “Caveat Emptor...

Purchasing Fake Gemstones Overseas “Caveat Emptor” – Let the Buyer Beware When traveling overseas (especially in Asia) you may tempted to purchase gemstones which are often offered at a deep discount too good to be true. Do you get caught up in the “traveling moment” and make a special purchase,...

Pickpockets in Brazil and Other Theft Scams

While Brazil is one of the top places in the world to visit, it is also one of the top cities to become pickpocketed. The following is a video showing a variety of pickpocket scams that occur in Brazil.  The video shows hidden cameras set up to show how easy it is for Brazilian pickpockets to rip of tourists on the beach. For...

What to Do When Your Wallet is Lost or Stolen – W...

What should you do if your wallet is lost or stolen – what should you do and who should you call?  This is that gut-wrenching question that most of us have experienced at least once, but what’s even harder is trying to figure out what to do once you realize your wallet is lost or stolen. Video: What to Do If Your...

Is Your Car Vulnerable to Burglary?

Did you know 1 out of 3 people will have their vehicle broken into this year? How many times have you left items of value in your car (purse, wallet, gun, important documents, expensive electronics etc.) not thinking you could come back to a smashed window or break-in and have the potential for significant loss because of a...

Home Inventory Apps – Why You Should Use Them Bef...

What if you came home and discovered that your home was broken into and many of your valuables stolen.  How would you feel?  Then think about when the police come to your house and ask for the descriptions of the items that were stolen – along with their serial numbers – could you provide the information?   On the...

2 Must-Dos When Booking Hotel Rooms

After you pick the location for your next hotel stay, savvy travelers recommend you do two thing to ensure a more relaxing stay. First you need to give security some thought, even if you’re staying at a top resort. Next you should make your personal requests known in advance. Security Priorities   Request a hotel room in the...

France – Pickpocket Scams in Paris – Transp...

Don’t Fall for Pickpocket Scams in Paris Paris is the city of light, fashion, artistic expression and love. Paris was also rated in a TripAdvisor.com survey as one of the top ten pick pocketing cities in the world. Tourists are targeted on the beautiful city streets by organized gangs who follow them for hours...