Italy – Children Pickpockets a Menace in Venice

POSTED January 6th 2020 BY Beth Williams
While Venice is one of the jewels of Italy, it also has a reputation for children pickpockets. Most first time tourists to Italy pick Venice as one of their destinations to visit. First-time tourists and even repeat visitors should be aware that while they are enjoying the charms of the city they are targets for pickpockets of all ages including child pickpockets. What may take...
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Which Purses Pickpockets Love To Pick

POSTED December 6th 2019 BY Beth Williams
Finding a pickpocket proof purse for travel is a smart investment for keeping your valuables secure and is your first line of defense against pickpockets and street thieves. Read on to learn how pickpockets operate and which purses thieves like to steal from the most. The Solution? Use an Anti-Theft Travel Purse.  A pickpocket-proof purse easily foils would-be thieves with hidden built-in anti-theft features to...
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Video-Female Pickpockets in Vietnam Target Male Travelers

POSTED November 14th 2019 BY kevin4371
Pickpockets in Vietnam target male travelers. Watch the following video which caught pickpockets stealing from tourists visiting Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. See how a street gang of men and young women work quickly and efficiently together to target men. Don’t Be A Victim of Pickpockets in Vietnam Here’s how the crime occurs. Members of the gang are assigned different tasks in order to...
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How to Avoid Pickpockets While Traveling

POSTED April 21st 2019 BY Beth Williams
Think You’re Savvy Enough to Avoid Pickpockets While Traveling? Ok, so you’re going abroad … the excitement has been building, your luggage is ready to be packed, you’ve got your flights picked, your passport and travel-sized liquids are ready, you’ve notified your credit card company you’re going overseas. Quite simply you’re prepared!  In all likelihood, your trip will be great and you’ll return with plenty...
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RFID Pickpockets – Stop’em with RFID Blocking Gear

POSTED October 18th 2018 BY Beth Williams
You may think of a pickpocket as a person that bumps into you to steal your wallet, but now there’s a different kind of pickpocketing and it’s called electronic pickpocketing. How do RFID pickpockets work, and why can they be so devastating?  Tech-savvy RFID pickpockets, which are also known as “digital thieves,” can now silently download your personal credit card information and ID data with handheld “skimming” devices,  including...
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Pickpockets Don’t Always Look Like Criminals

POSTED October 1st 2018 BY Beth Williams
Many travelers think they know how to spot a pickpocket, but good pickpockets aren’t easy to spot. Do you think pickpockets look like the stereotype of “shady characters” who look like a crook?  While that is true for a small portion of the time, most often professional pickpockets go to great strides to blend into the crowd and area so their victims are not aware...
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Paris Pickpockets – How To Recognize and Avoid Them

POSTED April 9th 2018 BY Beth Williams
With over 2.2 million city residents and millions of tourists, it is easy to see how this crowded city can make a petty thief rich. The US Embassy reports that major sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Champs-Elysées are prime hunting grounds for Paris pickpockets who work near tourist attractions. Additional areas where travelers need to be vigilant of pickpocket scams in...
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France – How To Avoid Paris Metro Pickpockets

POSTED January 30th 2017 BY Beth Williams
Don’t Fall for Pickpocket Scams in Paris while using the Paris Metro or Trains 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 cities in the world for pickpockets. Tourists visiting Paris are targeted by a variety of thieves, which can be can be any gender, race, or age, however,...
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