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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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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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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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Germany -Pickpocket Videos

POSTED July 10th 2010 BY Beth Williams
Here are a few videos of pickpockets in Germany     Germany -Pickpocket Videos was last modified: May 22nd, 2018 by Beth Williams
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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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Euro Coin Scam – Check Your Change so You Don’t End up with Worthless Coins!

POSTED July 4th 2010 BY Beth Williams
Even since the Euro came into circulation in 2001, travelers have been falling victim to an age-old coin scam – switching currency coins with those that look very similar but are worthless. The scam usually involves a transaction where Euro coins are given back as change.  If you do not pay attention to the coins you are given back as change, you may see that...
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