Pickpockets

RFID Pickpockets – Stop’em with RFID Blocking Gear

POSTED October 18th 2017 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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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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Five Things to Learn From Someone Who Fell Victim to a Pickpocket

POSTED April 27th 2017 BY Beth Williams
If you have never fallen victim to a pickpocket, you are lucky – and to tell you the truth – if you are just a little street smart, you may never in your lifetime. However, pickpockets come in a variety of levels of expertise from the expert to the opportunist. Falling victim to either one and losing your credit cards, as well as your passport...
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Which Purses Pickpockets Love To Pick

POSTED February 6th 2017 BY Beth Williams
Finding a pickpocket-proof purse for travel is a smart investment for keeping your valuables secure. Here are tips from a thief, who is now helping people avoid becoming victims. Read on to learn how pickpockets operate and which purses thieves like to steal from the most.  Pickpocket-proof purses have hidden built-in anti-theft features to help keep your valuables safe. The best features are looking zippers,...
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Pickpockets Don’t Always Look Like Criminals

POSTED January 1st 2017 BY Beth Williams
Many travelers think they know what pickpockets look like.  Typically they stereotype them as “shady characters” who  look like a crook.  While that is true for a small portion of the time, many times professional pickpockets go to great strides to blend into the crowd and area so their victims are not aware of them. To prove this point, police in Sterling Heights, Michigan have...
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How to Avoid Pickpockets by Watching Videos of Pickpockets in Action

POSTED August 2nd 2016 BY Beth Williams
Taking a little bit of time before you travel to up your “street smarts”  is an important detail of your pre-departure preparation, especially if you want to make sure you don’t bring home memories of hanging out in a police station making a stolen wallet or passport report. Watching videos of pickpockets in action is one of the best ways to help make you a more...
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