Great info here! Being from NY, I might stress a “muggers $20”, in smaller bills like $1s and $5s, so if you ever are (Goddess forbid) accosted, you can throw that cash away from you and run. Small.bills make it look like.more than it is, which is more tempting to would be assailants!
Nothing puts a damper on vacation like reaching for your smart phone or wallet only to find it’s gone. Often signs warning of pick pocketing activity in popular tourist places are actually helpful for pickpockets too! Why? Because as soon as we see that warning sign, our instinct is to immediately reach for our valuables to be sure we haven’t already been a target.
Pickpockets watch for tourists to check their valuables then follow them to another location before helping themselves
The number one target item today is a smart phone, not only for the phone but mostly for the data it contains.
DO make sure your phone and its SIM card are both protected with a PIN
DO Keep a record of your phone’s IMEI number (dial *#06# to locate it) that way you can block it in the event that it is pick pocketed.
DON’T keep your drivers…
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