Pickpockets

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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France – How To Avoid Paris Metro Pickpockets

POSTED January 30th 2017 BY Beth Williams
Don’t Fall for Pickpocket Scams in Paris while using the Paris Metro or Trains Paris is the city of light, fashion, artistic expression and love. Paris was also rated in a TripAdvisor.com survey as one of the top ten cities in the world for pickpockets. Tourists visiting Paris are targeted by a variety of thieves, which can be can be any gender, race, or age, however,...
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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 has...
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France: Found-Lost Gold Ring Scam in Paris – Video

POSTED August 3rd 2016 BY Beth Williams
Beware of the Lost-Found Gold Ring Scam The “lost ring” scam is one of the oldest and most famous of the tourist scams in Paris, as well as all across Europe.   There are several versions of this scam and is dependent of the scammer. How the Scam Works In essence the “lost ring” or “found ring” scam, which is based on the simple act of distraction. ...
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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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