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Pickpockets Can Steal The Lens Right Off Your Camera

Pickpockets Can Steal The Lens Right Off Your Camera

Those who travel with expensive camera gear - especially those who have expensive detachable camera lens should be aware of a scam where a street thief can steal a camera lens right off your camera when you are carrying it. The scam, reported on the British TV show The Real Hustle, which is a “factual entertainment series about scams and cons”  recently showed a video re-enactment of the scam.  Apparently this trick is one being used for real on city streets.  Travelers who carry camera equipment should be aware of the various camera security products which can help protect your camera gear - and most important - your photo memories.  Here is a variety of camera security products to consider.


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