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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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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France – Video of Pickpockets on Paris Metro

POSTED August 20th 2011 BY Beth Williams
The below video was shot on the metro in Paris.   Watch the group of young girls so you so see how they travel in packs for quick visual identification.  Typically they will be in groups of three – but could be more or less. Pickpockets have always been a problem in and around Metro stations.  Travelers should always be extra alert at these locations, especially...
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Portugal – Pickpockets in Lisbon Love to Target Travelers who Ride Tram 15 and 28

POSTED July 10th 2010 BY Beth Williams
Lisbon is a beautiful city to visit when visiting Portugal, however, it is also a location where pickpockets love to target tourists. One location you should be aware of is what is called Tram 28. Here are a few videos to show how some pickpockets target travelers who ride this tram. Although Lisbon is generally quite safe when compared to other major European cities the...
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France – Pickpockets at the Eiffel Tower

POSTED May 1st 2010 BY Beth Williams
If you have done any research about the visiting the Eiffel Tower, you will have no doubtfully read several comments about that tell you “watch out for pickpockets when visiting the Eiffel tower.” Take these comments seriously unless you want to end up spending the rest of the day at a Paris police stations filling out reports and calling your credit card companies.  To be...
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France – Pickpockets in Paris, Video

POSTED March 25th 2010 BY Beth Williams
Paris France is one of the top locations in the world for tourists to visit, however, like any big city, you need to be careful of pickpockets, as like we all know, pickpockets love to target tourists.  The following is a video of a woman who was targeted by a pickpocket while she was riding on the Paris Metro and had her wallet stolen from...
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