Pickpockets Videos See Them in Action

Beach Theft – Thieves Caught on Video Plus Prevention Tips

POSTED March 11th 2016 BY Travel Writer
Going to the beach is something that you’ll want to do especially when visiting a tropical or sunny destination however, it’s a tricky situation if you take valuables like a phone, cash, car keys or credit cards with you to the sand. What’s the best way to protect your valuables? Hide them in your beach bag? Do you carry them when you stroll along the...
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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.
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Paris – Fake Petition Scam – Watch Video and Learn From A Victim

POSTED October 29th 2015 BY Ellen
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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Restaurant Purse Theft Videos

POSTED September 26th 2015 BY Ellen
Tips and Tools to Prevent Purse Thefts in Restaurants Thefts of purses at restaurants is an issue that impacts travelers around the world – and is why all travelers should spend a little bit of time educating themselfs how to avoid have their purse or travel bag stolen while dining in restaurants. Having your purse stolen while traveling overseas can devastate your trip and many times will cause...
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How to Avoid Bus Pickpockets – Video

POSTED September 2nd 2015 BY Ellen
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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Spain – Video of Distraction Thieves Stealing from Tourists in Barcelona

POSTED January 12th 2014 BY Ellen
Barcelona Beach Thefts If there are tourists there will be thieves to take advantage of them. Distraction thefts can occur anywhere, especially in locations where thieves know they can find tourists like at this beach in Barcelona, Spain.  Watch these set of thieves do a simple distraction and steal their mark’s  travel bag.  Always be alert whenever you set your valuables down – as you...
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Would You Stop a Pickpocket from Stealing? A Social Experiment

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Pickpockets love back pockets

We are constantly amazed at how bold pickpockets systematically steal from travelers. What’s even more amazing if how often theft occurs – especially overseas, and people who see the crime take place hardly ever take action. This further emboldens the sneak thieves to continue to operate without being caught. Would you stop a pickpocket from stealing a strangers wallet?

The following video was filmed in Europe and was done as a social experiment to show how seldom people would alert a victim that someone has taken their wallet. Watch this video and you will see for yourself how many passerby’s just ignore someone being victimized. This video reaffirms why you need to be very vigilant in carrying your valuables out of reach of pickpockets – as few will come to your rescue should you be victimized.

So why don’t observers get involved? Most likely they just don’t want to get involved – for a variety of reasons.  Many may fear being attacked by a criminal. Yet what is more interesting is that few by-standers will even take the time to alert the victim that their wallet was just stolen so that they can take whatever action they would deem appropriate.

So what is the best course of action for you?  If you’re the observer that is up to you. If you’re not, try not to be victimized in the first place by not being an easy target. The best two ways you accomplish this is by being aware of your surroundings, especially of people who try to get close to you in crowds and otherwise, and by safe-guarding your valuables. You can best do that by using an anti-theft wallet, anti-theft travel purse or anti-theft bag. The benefit is you can relax and enjoy your adventure knowing your passport, money and credit cards are hidden and secured on your person.

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Is Your Purse Safe in an Elevator?

POSTED July 21st 2013 BY Ellen
Think your purse is safe in an elevator? Pickpockets operate in many locations – and elevators are one of them that thieves have used as locations to target wallets for years. Travelers should make sure they take guard in elevators, especially in locations where they are commonly used by tourists, as pickpockets like these locations since they are usually packed with potential victims. The Eiffel...
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Camera Lens Stolen Right Off Camera Being Carried by Tourist

POSTED July 21st 2013 BY Ellen
Pickpockets using the art of distraction target and victimize tourists. Watch how skillful thieves remove a camera lens while it is attached to a camera hanging around a traveler’s neck. It’s bold but is it easily accomplished by skilled distraction thieves who make a living preying on vulnerable travelers.  Watch this video and you will see how these skilled thieves work, you may even have...
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How Thieves Steal Wallets on Escalators

POSTED October 29th 2012 BY Ellen
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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