Pickpockets in Brazil and Other Theft Scams

POSTED April 22nd 2015 BY Travel Writer
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 years, the Brazilian...
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France – How To Avoid Paris Metro Pickpockets

POSTED January 30th 2015 BY Ellen
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 pick pocketing cities in the world. 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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Train Scams and Pickpockets – What to watch out for

POSTED August 3rd 2014 BY Ellen
The following are few security tips to help protect your valuables when you travel trains in Europe.  These tips were sought out from train police officers, train conductors and tour operators who operate or work in and around passenger train/subway systems through-out Europe.  One thing to point out – thieves and scammers like to look for tourists at train stations and on trains themselves for...
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Malta – Training Ground for European Pickpockets

POSTED January 30th 2012 BY Ellen
Malta is a very popular place to visit for tourists and is a jumping off point for those visiting Africa, Italy, Spain or other nearby countries.  Malta is a country of about 400,000 – roughly the size of a small to medium city in the U.S.  Because it is a location favored by tourists, pickpockets have been known to operate in this country – as...
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Italy – Stay Clear of Pickpockets Preying on Tourists in Vatican City

POSTED January 30th 2011 BY Ellen
 Thou Shalt Not Steal! Avoiding Pickpockets in Vatican City The top crime neighborhood in the world isn’t in Sao Paulo or Lagos. It’s not the Bronx in New York, or even Wedding in Berlin. It’s the small city ruled by Pope Francis, which apparently sees more criminal cases per capita than any other part of the world. It is easy to figure out why the...
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France – Pickpockets at the Eiffel Tower

POSTED May 1st 2010 BY Ellen
If you have done any research about the visiting the Eiffel Tower, you will have no doubtfully read several comments about that tell you “watch out for pickpockets when visiting the Eiffel tower.” Take these comments seriously unless you want to end up spending the rest of the day at a Paris police stations filling out reports and calling your credit card companies.  To be...
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France – Pickpockets in Marseille, Provence

POSTED April 6th 2010 BY Ellen
The different regions of France may be small, but each corner of the country is extremely varied and each region has its own personality. If you venture outside of the capital city to the colorful markets of Provence, the Hansel and Gretel houses in the Alsace, or even the posh French Riviera, remember to be a vigilant, savvy traveler. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs...
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How to Avoid Pickpockets While Traveling

POSTED March 21st 2010 BY Ellen
Think You’re Savvy Enough to Avoid Pickpockets While Traveling? Ok, so you’re going abroad … the excitement has been building for so long, your luggage is 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...
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How Pickpockets Work

POSTED February 6th 2010 BY Ellen
Pickpocketing is one of the oldest and most widespread crimes in the world. The appeal is its relative safety: A skilled pickpocket can make off with just as much money as an armed robber, without much danger of confrontation or risk of being identified in a line-up. By the time the victim even realizes what has happened, the pickpocket is long gone. And since no...
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Spain – Barcelona and Madrid Pickpocket Scams – A Must Read!

POSTED June 22nd 2015 BY Ellen
Barcelona and Madrid Pickpocket Scams Pickpocketing and theft can occur in any part of Spain; however Barcelona and Madrid are the top two reported locations.  As a matter of fact, the city of Barcelona was reported by Trip Advisor as the number one pickpocket location in the world in 2009. When you go to Barcelona, everyone tells you to watch out for pickpockets. The locals tell you to...
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