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 Theft and Protect Your Valuables in Large Crowds

POSTED February 15th 2018 BY Travel Writer
There are two primary things you must do to avoid theft and protect your valuables when visiting tourist locations or encountering large crowds.  One, you need to be alert to your surroundings.  Be alert to people trying to distract with questions or performances. Children and women are equally as skillful as men are when it comes to distraction and thievery.  Distracted tourists looking at sights or talking...
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Which Purses Pickpockets Love To Pick

POSTED February 6th 2018 BY Beth Williams
Finding a pickpocket proof purse for travel is a smart investment for keeping your valuables secure and is your first line of defense against pickpockets. Read on to learn how pickpockets operate and which purses thieves like to steal from the most. The Solution? Use an Anti-Theft Travel Purse. Pickpocket proof purses easily foil would be thieves with hidden built-in anti-theft features to help keep...
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How to Pickpocket Proof Your Purse and Shoulder Bag

POSTED January 23rd 2018 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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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 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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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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Paris Pickpockets – How To Recognize and Avoid Them

POSTED April 9th 2017 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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Italy – Theft Scams in Milan

POSTED March 20th 2017 BY Beth Williams
Pickpocket Scams in Milan, Italy Milan may be the fashion capital of Italy, but it is also a city where tourists can be victims of pickpocketing first hand. The top places where you need to exercise caution are where there are high concentrations of tourists, such as the central train station Stazzione Cadorna, and these locations popular with tourists:Piazza del Duomo, Castello Sforzesco, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele...
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