Pickpockets Videos See Them in Action

Beach Theft – Thieves Caught on Video Plus Prevention Tips

POSTED October 11th 2017 BY Travel Writer
Have you ever gone to the beach and wondered what should I do with my phone, camera, or keys while I’m in the water? You’re not alone and thefts are common, especially at popular and crowded beaches favored by tourists. The only way not to lose something to theft is not to bring it in the first place. Since that is not always possible the...
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Restaurant Purse Theft Videos

POSTED September 26th 2017 BY Beth Williams
Tips and Tools to Keep Your Purse Secure While You Dine     Thieves often prey on unsuspecting diners, especially tourists, while they are enjoying a meal in a restaurant. Watch these videos that capture thieves who seem to be restaurant patrons help themselves to more than just a meal. Having your purse or daypack stolen while traveling overseas can devastate your trip and cause a huge...
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Top Pickpocket Locations London Subways

POSTED September 14th 2017 BY kevin4371
While London tops many traveler’s lists as one of their must-see cities to visit in Europe, certain London’s subway lines are tops with pickpockets. The busier the station or line is with travelers the busier it is with pickpockets.  Make sure you are safe from pickpockets while using the London Underground or Tube so you don’t waste precious vacation time in a police station making...
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A Street Smart Guide to Avoiding Pickpockets – Actual Pickpocket Videos

POSTED February 27th 2016 BY Beth Williams
Pickpockets have been around ever since the invention of pockets, purses, and carry bags. Unfortunately, it is just something th at travelers need to be prepared for when they travel – especially when visiting crowded tourist destinations. One of the best ways to out smart pickpockets is to know their scams, diversions, and methods, so you won’t be victimized. Think of it as part of...
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Video See Pickpockets Caught in the Act

POSTED December 29th 2015 BY Travel Writer
The below video shows how well-orchestrated pickpockets operate in Argentina. This video is from the Travel and Escape TV network and really catches thieves in action and even gets them to talk to the camera when caught. Protect yourself and your valuables when traveling. You as a tourist are a prime target. If victimized you’ll most likely not take the time to report the theft to...
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Paris – Fake Petition Scam – Watch Video and Learn From A Victim

POSTED October 29th 2015 BY Beth Williams
Be Careful in Paris and Don’t Fall for the – Fake Petitioner Scam The fake petition scam has been going on in France, Italy, and Spain for years because it is so successful. It’s a scam many first time visitors fall for because it starts out as what appears to be a legitimate conversation with a friendly local. You should avoid like the plague. You...
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How to Avoid Bus Pickpockets – Video

POSTED September 2nd 2015 BY Beth Williams
Crowds are a great work environment for pickpockets. Add a little motion of a train or bus and it is even better to disguise any bumps or touches. This video catches a pickpocket working a crowded bus. The videos below show how easy it is for a pickpocket to steal a wallet from an unsuspecting tourist who is riding on a crowded bus or train....
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How Thieves Steal Wallets on Escalators

POSTED October 29th 2012 BY Beth Williams
Watch the below video which shows a team of pickpockets working an escalator in a shopping mall.  One of the pickpockets is in front of the victim on the escalator and when they reach the top he pretends like he drops something, causing a large backup of the people behind him.  Watch closely, and you will see the co-pickpocket steal the victim’s wallet and flee....
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