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How Thieves Steal Wallets on Escalators

POSTED October 29th 2020 BY Beth Williams
These two videos show how thieves steal wallets on escalators. It’s a choreographed effort involving at least two crooks.  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...
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8 Safety Tips for Women, from a Woman Cop

POSTED October 2nd 2020 BY Beth Williams
These safety tips for women are for dangerous situations that could potentially be life-threatening. It’s rare to find women’s self-defense tips for real-life, dangerous situations. We spoke with a female police officer about the things she’s learned on the job to help keep women safe. From years of reviewing hundreds and hundreds of criminal cases, these are the precautions she recommends women can take to...
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Best Travel Books-Inspiration, Planning and Budget Advice

POSTED September 28th 2020 BY Travel Writer
This article is all about finding the best travel books and the right resources to start your traveling. Get inspiration on where to visit and what to see to how to travel safely, smoothly, and at within a budget that is comfortable for you. These reads are our picks for complete and realistic advice. Pick a book for inspiration, one for practical how-to advice and...
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Restaurant Purse Theft Videos

POSTED September 26th 2020 BY Beth Williams
Tips and Tools to Keep Your Purse Secure While You Dine   Thieves often prey on unsuspecting diners, especially tourists, while they are enjoying a meal in a restaurant. Watch these videos that capture thieves who seem to be restaurant patrons help themselves to more than just a meal. Having your purse or daypack stolen while traveling overseas can devastate your trip and cause a huge inconvenience...
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Hotel Room Safes: May Not Be as Safe as You Think

POSTED September 1st 2020 BY Beth Williams
You know not to leave your valuables out in plain view when you leave your hotel room and to use the hotel room safe to secure them. Thefts of valuables from hotel room safes, while not rampant, are a real problem, even in the best of hotels. Read on to see how to open a hotel room safe quickly. Master keys, master key cards, and...
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France: Found-Lost Gold Ring Scam in Paris – Videos

POSTED August 3rd 2020 BY Beth Williams
Beware of the Lost-Found Gold Ring Scam The “lost ring” scam is one of the oldest and most famous of the tourist scams in Paris, France and has now spread all across Europe where many tourists gather. There are several versions of this scam and its delivery is dependent on the scam artist or thief presenting the scam. One common thread is that always the...
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