Video-Female Pickpockets in Vietnam Target Male Travelers

POSTED February 14th 2019 BY kevin4371
Male travelers –  watch the following video which caught pickpockets stealing from tourists visiting Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.  See how a street gang of men and young women work quickly and efficiently together to target men. Don’t Be A Victim of Theft in Vietnam Here’s how the crime occurs. Members of the gang are assigned different tasks in order to steal from male...
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Pickpockets Don’t Always Look Like Criminals

POSTED October 1st 2018 BY Beth Williams
Many travelers think they know what pickpockets look like.  Typically they stereotype them as “shady characters” who look like a crook.  While that is true for a small portion of the time, many times professional pickpockets go to great strides to blend into the crowd and area so their victims are not aware of them. To prove this point, the police in Sterling Heights, Michigan...
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Which Purses Pickpockets Love To Pick

POSTED February 6th 2018 BY Beth Williams
Finding a pickpocket proof purse for travel is a smart investment for keeping your valuables secure and is your first line of defense against pickpockets. Read on to learn how pickpockets operate and which purses thieves like to steal from the most. The Solution? Use an Anti-Theft Travel Purse. Pickpocket proof purses easily foil would be thieves with hidden built-in anti-theft features to help keep...
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RFID Pickpockets – Stop’em with RFID Blocking Gear

POSTED October 18th 2017 BY Beth Williams
You may think of a pickpocket as a person that bumps into you to steal your wallet, but now there’s a different kind of pickpocketing and it’s called electronic pickpocketing. How do RFID pickpockets work, and why can they be so devastating?  Tech-savvy RFID pickpockets, which are also known as “digital thieves,” can now silently download your personal credit card information and ID data with handheld “skimming” devices,  including...
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Paris Pickpockets – How To Recognize and Avoid Them

POSTED April 9th 2017 BY Beth Williams
With over 2.2 million city residents and millions of tourists, it is easy to see how this crowded city can make a petty thief rich. The US Embassy reports that major sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Champs-Elysées are prime hunting grounds for Paris pickpockets who work near tourist attractions. Additional areas where travelers need to be vigilant of pickpocket scams in...
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France – How To Avoid Paris Metro Pickpockets

POSTED January 30th 2017 BY Beth Williams
Don’t Fall for Pickpocket Scams in Paris while using the Paris Metro or Trains Paris is the city of light, fashion, artistic expression and love. Paris was also rated in a TripAdvisor.com survey as one of the top ten cities in the world for pickpockets. Tourists visiting Paris are targeted by a variety of thieves, which can be can be any gender, race, or age, however,...
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How to Avoid Pickpockets by Watching Videos of Pickpockets in Action

POSTED August 2nd 2016 BY Beth Williams
Taking a little bit of time before you travel to up your “street smarts”  is an important detail of your pre-departure preparation, especially if you want to make sure you don’t bring home memories of hanging out in a police station making a stolen wallet or passport report. Watching videos of pickpockets in action is one of the best ways to help make you a more...
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A Street Smart Guide to Avoiding Pickpockets – Actual Pickpocket Videos

POSTED February 27th 2016 BY Beth Williams
Pickpockets have been around ever since the invention of pockets, purses, and carry bags. Unfortunately, it is just something th at travelers need to be prepared for when they travel – especially when visiting crowded tourist destinations. One of the best ways to out smart pickpockets is to know their scams, diversions, and methods, so you won’t be victimized. Think of it as part of...
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