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Italy – “Scippatori” Bandits on Scooters Rip Purses off of Pedestrians

POSTED May 2nd 2010 BY Beth Williams
Scippatori ( Italian for scooter bandits) are not common in the United States. They are more common in Italy, particularly Naples. “Scippatori,” are thieves who drive speeding scooters down busy narrow streets looking for tourists carrying purses or travel bags while walking close to the street.  If the Scippatori finds a victim, they drive as close to the sidewalk as possible so they can yank the bag off the arm or...
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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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Common Scams To Watch Out For When Traveling

POSTED April 12th 2010 BY Beth Williams
Tourists have been the targets of scam for as long as anyone can remember. What’s interesting is that many of these scams used over 100 years ago are still as popular today – they are just updated a little bit to fit today’s times. Here is a list of the most common travel scams that you should be aware of before traveling overseas.  Travel Scam...
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Purse Theft Videos

POSTED March 25th 2010 BY Beth Williams
Sometimes you really need to watch videos of items being stolen from travelers to truly understand the importance of making sure your bags are theft resistant. In this video you will see a woman walk into a restaurant and sit at a table by herself, next to a table of several travelers.  Watch how the thief reaches under the travelers chair two times to steal...
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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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How to Avoid Pickpockets While Traveling

POSTED March 21st 2010 BY Beth Williams
Think You’re Savvy Enough to Avoid Pickpockets While Traveling? Ok, so you’re going abroad … the excitement has been building, your luggage is packed, you’ve got your flights picked, your passport and travel sized liquids are ready, you’ve notified your credit card company you’re going overseas. Quite simply you’re prepared!  In all likelihood your trip will be great and you’ll return with plenty of pictures...
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