In lower socio-economic societies children are often exploited by adults. The children are trained to distract and steal from tourists and then to give the money to the adult exploiting them. There are several benefits to this; tourists do not perceive children as threats and will often volunteer to open their bags to give them coins or candy. Children’s hands are small are less likely than an adult’s hand to be felt sneaking into a pocket. If caught stealing children are often not arrested. Tourists should be wary and remember that cute, friendly children may be thieves. Watch this video to see how Young these child pickpockets are trained.
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This is a pickpocket prevention course which will show you how to avoid the most common methods and techniques used by pickpockets to steal wallets and purses in Europe.
How to avoid pickpockets on the subway and metro
This module will provide you with information on how to avoid pickpockets on the subway and metro. These locations are prime hunting grounds for pickpockets and an area that every traveler to Europe needs to spend time learning the most vulnerable locations where pickpockets can steal your valuables, as well as how they effectively operate. By taking this module, you will be better prepared to navigate metros and subways without fear of being pickpocketed.
Victim's story of being pickpocketed on an escalator