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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Video See Pickpockets Caught in the Act

POSTED December 29th 2015 BY Travel Writer
The below video shows how well-orchestrated pickpockets operate in Argentina. This video is from the Travel and Escape TV network and really catches thieves in action and even gets them to talk to the camera when caught. Protect yourself and your valuables when traveling. You as a tourist are a prime target. If victimized you’ll most likely not take the time to report the theft to...
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How to Avoid Bus Pickpockets – Video

POSTED September 2nd 2015 BY Beth Williams
Crowds are a great work environment for pickpockets. Add a little motion of a train or bus and it is even better to disguise any bumps or touches. This video catches a pickpocket working a crowded bus. The videos below show how easy it is for a pickpocket to steal a wallet from an unsuspecting tourist who is riding on a crowded bus or train....
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Train Scams and Pickpockets – What to watch out for

POSTED August 3rd 2014 BY Beth Williams
The following are few security tips to help protect your valuables when you travel trains in Europe.  These tips were sought out from train police officers, train conductors and tour operators who operate or work in and around passenger train/subway systems throughout Europe.  One thing to point out – thieves and scammers like to look for tourists at train stations and on trains themselves for...
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International Driver’s Permit or License-Steps to Get an IDP Before You Go

POSTED April 22nd 2020 BY Beth Williams
An international driver’s license or international driver’s permit known as an IDP is a must if you intend to drive overseas, check with the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their driver’s license, road permit, and auto insurance requirements. The IDP allows you to drive a vehicle in a foreign country as long as you have a state-issued driver’s license....
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Which Trusted Traveler Program Should You Choose?

POSTED April 14th 2020 BY Travel Writer
Are you a leisure traveler or business traveler that plans on flying within the US or internationally during the next 5 years? Do you dread going through the TSA checkpoint? Decide which trusted traveler program is best to get you through the security line faster. Is it the TSA PreCheck or Global Entry program operated by the Department of Homeland Services (DHS). Both are designed...
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Travel Scams in Europe You Need to Know Now

POSTED January 15th 2020 BY Travel Writer
Where there are tourists, there are pickpockets and con-artists. Travel scams in Europe typically fall into two categories.  Distraction thefts and thefts of opportunity. Some scams seem to be more prevalent in some countries while other travel scams are more popular in different countries. You’re more vulnerable to being ripped off in unfamiliar surroundings and street thieves take advantage of this. Trending Distraction Travel Scams...
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