Pickpocketing Techniques

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Pickpockets Steal More Than Just Cash and Gadgets

People are often wary of losing their expensive gadgets and hard-earned cash when heading to crowded tourist spots. An unexpected case of pockets picked may throw off a whole vacation and cause sour moods. What people don’t often realize is that there’s a growing number of smarter pickpockets who are in for the long game. Your wallet of cash and the latest phone is just secondary and the real motive...

What Pickpockets Have Learned from Assassins and How You Can Stay Safe

Assassins throughout history use public commotion and spectacles to their advantage. While the entertained crowd is enjoying the festivities, they slip unnoticed and hit their targets. Even public figures were assassinated in public during important events because they were simply out in the open. Pickpockets certainly learned a thing or two from assassins, which is why the next tactic is one we like to call The Young Assassin. Their diversion...

The Slash, Grab and Run: How to Outsmart Street Thieves

Have you ever lost a wallet to a thief while traveling? Although most pickpocketing schemes aren’t serious crimes, losing valuables like your credit cards or passport when you’re in a foreign country can be devastating. If you aren’t careful enough, you’ll have to look for alternative ways to access cash. An unfortunate encounter with a pickpocket can ruin your vacation. The best thing you can do to prevent that from...

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