Pickpocket Prevention Advice

How to Avoid Theft and Protect Your Valuables in Large Crowds

POSTED February 15th 2018 BY Travel Writer
To avoid theft and protect your valuables when visiting tourist locations and encountering large crowds, you need to be alert to your surroundings. Tourists are an easy target because pickpockets know travelers have cash, valuables, a phone, and potentially a laptop in a backpack. A pickpocket can make thousands of dollars by stealing your wallet or your valuables. An e-thief can make even more by...
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Pickpocketing and RFID Digital Theft Increase: How to Prevent Becoming a Victim

POSTED January 24th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Pickpocketing and RFID digital ID theft are two ongoing problems affecting tourists around the world. San Francisco shows an increase in the numbers of pickpocketing. Meanwhile, one thief at Coachella allegedly pickpocketed more than 100 phones at the music festival. Thieves have even been caught on video pickpocketing victims, who fall asleep on public transportation or subways. When traveling overseas, Independent.co.uk reports pickpocketing is a major issue in...
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Top Pickpocket Destinations Around the World

POSTED October 9th 2017 BY Travel Writer
Cities from Paris to Rome to Barcelona are full of beauty, from unique architecture to delicious food to amazing art. However, where there are tourists there are pickpockets. These are the world’s top pickpocket destinations, and we’re here to tell you what you need to know before you go. Stay safe on your next trip by taking precautions to protect your passport, wallet or ID....
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How to Make a Pickpocket Alarm

POSTED March 9th 2013 BY Beth Williams
The following is a video which shows how to make a pickpocket alarm.  An inventor named Cabel Kraft came up with the idea of making an anti-snatch wallet and posted a how to build article about this item on the Hackaday website.  When it comes to wallet alarms, most rely on a light trigger which can be seen on this type of credit card size wallet alarm which...
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Pickpocket Prevention- Be a Difficult Target

POSTED February 27th 2012 BY Beth Williams
Be a Difficult Target – Make it Hard for Pickpockets and Sneak Thieves to Get to Your Valuables Pickpockets have been targeting tourists for as long as anyone can remember, and tourists have fallen for their tricks as long as anyone can remember. The following tips will help you develop your own pickpocket prevention plan to outfox pesky pickpockets. Don’t be a target and let...
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Pockets Pickpockets Love to Pick

POSTED March 18th 2011 BY Beth Williams
Pickpockets love to pick pockets – That’s their job.  The more successful they are the more money they make.  So in order protect your valuables from these slick fingered thieves, you need to understand exactly how thieves remove items from your pockets  and specifically which pockets  are most vulnerable. Front Pants Pocket Probably the safest pocket to place your valuables – especially if your pants are...
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