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Spain – How Women Carry Their Handbags in Barcelona

POSTED March 3rd 2013 BY Beth Williams
Barcelona is famously called the favorite city of pickpockets. Perhaps because the beautiful city attracts so many tourists. Barcelona offers many sights to distract the tourists. The most well-known one is the large pedestrian-friendly street called the Las Ramblas with so much going on, street vendors, performers, restaurants, and shopping to distract tourists. The following video shows how women carry their purses while walking down the Ramblas in...
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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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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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What to Do – Lost Travel Documents Abroad

POSTED September 18th 2011 BY Beth Williams
Having travel documents lost or stolen while traveling – especially overseas – can quickly become a traveler’s worst nightmare.  A typical scenario that has sent many travelers into a dizzying experience is one such as this: You are in the middle of your trip overseas at an airport when you realize that your wallet, passport, and smart phone have been stolen or lost.  What makes...
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RFID Blocking Wallets and Credit Card Sleeves – Protect Your Identity

POSTED March 7th 2011 BY Beth Williams
Protection from Identity Theft  – RFID Blocking Wallets and Credit Card Sleeves are Now Must-Haves! What’s in Your Wallet? What’s in your wallet? Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in America and you need to take measures to protect your personal and financial information from tech-savvy thieves who now e-pickpocket their victims without even touching or taking their wallets! Identity theft is now possible with...
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