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 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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A Street Smart Guide to Avoiding Pickpockets – Actual Pickpocket Videos

POSTED February 27th 2016 BY Beth Williams
Pickpockets have been around ever since the invention of pockets, purses, and carry bags. Unfortunately, it is just something th at travelers need to be prepared for when they travel – especially when visiting crowded tourist destinations. One of the best ways to out smart pickpockets is to know their scams, diversions, and methods, so you won’t be victimized. Think of it as part of...
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Italy – Child Pickpockets a Menace in Venice

POSTED February 6th 2016 BY Beth Williams
While Venice is one of the jewels of Italy, it also has a reputation for child pickpockets. Most first time tourists to Italy pick Venice as one of their destinations to visit. First-time tourists and even repeat visitors should be aware that while they are enjoying the charms of the city they are targets for pickpockets including child pickpockets. What may take thieves just a moment...
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How Purse Thieves Work

POSTED February 7th 2014 BY Beth Williams
Purse thieves and pickpockets have been around since purses were first made and is a crime that every woman should be alert to, as having your purse stolen or picked, especially overseas, can become a vacation-ruining experience. Here are a few ideas to help you better protect your purse from being stolen, snatched, or your wallet lifted out of it. First,  you need to know that most...
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London Transport Police Pickpocket Videos

POSTED March 17th 2012 BY Beth Williams
  London, England, is known for pickpockets working the crowds for as long as they have had their underground tube. Since a  majority of pickpocketing occurs in their subway system, the British Transport Police has put together a series of short videos that alert travelers to the most common types of thefts that you would fall victim to in the UK. These videos are very well...
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Purse Theft Videos

POSTED March 25th 2010 BY Beth Williams
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. In this video you will see a woman walk into a restaurant and sit at a table by herself, next to a table of several travelers.  Watch how the thief reaches under the travelers chair two times to steal...
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How to Avoid Pickpockets While Traveling

POSTED March 21st 2010 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 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 of pictures...
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How Pickpockets Work

POSTED February 6th 2010 BY Beth Williams
Pickpocketing has been around for years – and is something that every international traveler should at least think about so they don’t fall victim to one overseas.. While most always falling victim to a pickpocket does not involve violence, thieves that commit these crimes do so as they usually have little chance of getting caught. Many times, most victims of pickpocketing usually don’t even know...
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