Robbery and Street Crime Prevention

Third World Travel Safety Tips

POSTED February 13th 2017 BY Ellen
Westerners traveling to third world countries are often targets of criminals because they most likely have more money and valuables than the locals and less recourse if they are victimized. Consider the following and investigate your destination before you travel. Common Scams  Fake police. People who own a police badge and even a uniform may be crooks in disguise. Be suspicious of anybody who asks...
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How to Hide Money on Your Body

POSTED February 28th 2016 BY Ellen
Proven Ideas from Experienced Travelers.   Today’s money belts are not your father’s money belt. A money belt can be your most important accessory when you’re traveling, especially when visiting busy and popular tourist attractions. It is in these locations where pickpockets and thieves are most likely to target their marks. A money belt depending on its size and design is used to hide money, cash,...
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Deaf Mute and Fake Petition Scams in Europe

POSTED May 27th 2014 BY Ellen
Tourist Scams in Europe Include “Deaf Mute” People with Petitions   Thieves and scammers make a living preying on the kind hearts and naivete of tourists.  Familiarize yourself with these scams and save your money. The Deaf Mute Scam and the Fake Petition Scam typically involves women or young girls as the scammers. Some are pregnant, but on occasion young boys may also use this scam. Women...
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How to Prevent Beach Thefts and Pool Thefts

POSTED December 3rd 2013 BY Ellen
Thefts at beaches and pools increase during the busy vacation season. Tourists leave their wallets, cell phones, cameras or other valuables on the beach while they go for a swim.  Most think they don’t have an alternative but to leave their property. Some are clever enough to “hide”  their valuables under a towel but in a blink of an eye, their property can be picked...
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What to Do When Your Wallet is Lost or Stolen

POSTED November 27th 2011 BY Ellen
Your wallet is gone, now what! It’s a panic too many of us have had and it can be even worse if you don’t know what to do after you discover you wallet gone. Many times it is more than just a few calls. Be proactive and consider the below advice while you still have your wallet in your pocket. There’s also advice in the event...
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How to Make Your Own Hidden Pocket for Valuables

POSTED August 26th 2011 BY Ellen
If you want to save yourself some money, you can easily make your own hidden pocket to hide your valuables.  The following website has a great page on how to do this – click here to view.  Here is another website that provides similar ideas – click here.
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How to Protect Yourself from Armed Robbery

POSTED January 23rd 2010 BY Ellen
While purse snatching is a common crime facing women, strong-arm robbery (hold-ups, muggings) is the most prevalent act where men are generally the victims. By observing the basic rules of “common sense” your chances of being victimized are greatly reduced. Since most strong-arm robberies occur during the hours between sunset and sunrise, the best rule to follow is simply to stay inside at night. However,...
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