Pickpocket Prevention

Pickpockets love to target tourists. Tourists carry valuables such as phones, money, credit cards, and passports. Understand how pickpockets try to distract and steal from their targets. Outfox them and don’t be a victim of a pickpocket or distraction gang.

How to Avoid Pickpockets While Traveling

POSTED April 21st 2019 BY Beth Williams
Think You’re Savvy Enough to Avoid Pickpockets While Traveling? Ok, so you’re going abroad … the excitement has been building, your luggage is ready to be 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 plenty...
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How to Pickpocket Proof Your Purse and Shoulder Bag

POSTED January 23rd 2019 BY Beth Williams
How to Pickpocket Proof Your Purse or Shoulder Bag If you don’t want to purchase a pickpocket-proof purse or shoulder bag you may want to modify your own purse or handbag to make it pickpocket proof.  While it may not look as sleek as those anti-theft purses and shoulder bags that were designed specifically to stop pickpocket, this simple modification should do the trick.  The two...
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Pickpocketing and RFID Digital Theft Increase: How to Prevent Becoming a Victim

POSTED October 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 crimes. 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. The bottom line is you can be a victim...
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Pickpocket Proof Clothing

POSTED October 19th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Travelers are targets for savvy pickpockets and thieves. Tourist season is their busy season. Now your clothing can function as what separates you from a pickpocket. Scarves, pants, shirts, socks, and underwear now have discreet and hidden pockets designed to hold valuables close and secure.  These clever travel clothes make great bon voyage gifts too. Here are a few of our favorites items. Made with soft and...
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RFID Pickpockets – Stop’em with RFID Blocking Gear

POSTED October 18th 2018 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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Pickpockets Don’t Always Look Like Criminals

POSTED October 1st 2018 BY Beth Williams
Many travelers think they know how to spot a pickpocket, but good pickpockets aren’t easy to spot. Do you think pickpockets look like the stereotype of “shady characters” who look like a crook?  While that is true for a small portion of the time, most often professional pickpockets go to great strides to blend into the crowd and area so their victims are not aware...
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Paris Pickpockets – How To Recognize and Avoid Them

POSTED April 9th 2018 BY Beth Williams
With over 2.2 million city residents and millions of tourists, it is easy to see how this crowded city can make a petty thief rich. The US Embassy reports that major sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Champs-Elysées are prime hunting grounds for Paris pickpockets who work near tourist attractions. Additional areas where travelers need to be vigilant of pickpocket scams in...
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Purse Theft Videos

POSTED March 25th 2018 BY Beth Williams
Watch these videos of thieves caught stealing purses in various situations. Sometimes you really need to watch videos of items being stolen from travelers to truly understand the importance of making sure your bags are theft-resistant to keep your valuables secure. Travel with peace of mind by investing in an anti-theft travel bag, a money belt, or an anti-theft waist pack before you begin packing...
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