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How Thieves Steal Wallets on Escalators

POSTED October 29th 2012 BY Beth Williams
Watch the below video which shows a team of pickpockets working an escalator in a shopping mall.  One of the pickpockets is in front of the victim on the escalator and when they reach the top he pretends like he drops something, causing a large backup of the people behind him.  Watch closely, and you will see the co-pickpocket steal the victim’s wallet and flee....
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Electronic Hotel Door Locks May Not Be Secure – Video

POSTED October 29th 2012 BY Beth Williams
Recently, a security flaw in hotel-room locks manufactured by a company called Onity, which supplies thousands of electronic door locks to hotels around the world, demonstrated that certain hotel door locks can be easily unlocked with a simple device which costs about $30 and plugs into an open port at the bottom of the hotel room locks.  The person who discovered the flaw in the...
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US Department of State Smart Traveler App – A Must Have Download for International Travelers

POSTED October 28th 2012 BY Beth Williams
The US Department of State has created a free smart phone App called “Smart Traveler.” This is a brand new travel tool than anyone traveling overseas should consider downloading to their smart phone – and it’s free!   The app is called “Smart Traveler” features travel warnings and alerts for countries around the world.  At your finger tips you can gain access to embassy addresses and...
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Thief Caught on Tape Taking a Wallet

POSTED July 13th 2012 BY Beth Williams
This store surveillance video catches a pickpocket stealing a wallet from a woman’s purse. Lesson learned:  Keep your purse zipped closed even if you’re shopping on home turf. Imagine if you were the victim and happened to be traveling outside of the US. Best defense in this case is  using a bag designed with anti-theft features built into the bag which keep your valuables safe...
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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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How to Open a Hotel Room Safe

POSTED September 24th 2011 BY Beth Williams
How to Open a Hotel  Room Safe with a Paper Clip Not all hotel room safes are created equal. The quality and level of security hotel room safes provide varies. In some cases you can open a hotel room safe with a paper clip. It’s best to plan ahead if you want maximum security. You can bring your own portable safe ( which only you...
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