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4 Ways to Avoid Your Wallet From Being Stolen

Wallet being stolen during travelingThieves come in many shapes and sizes. Oftentimes, the most unassuming and seemingly safe places can provide the best chances for pickpockets and hustlers to take advantage of unsuspecting travelers and therefore ruining an otherwise fun and relaxing trip. There are certain things you can do to protect yourself from these pickpockets.

Look Out!

The best line of defense when traveling is to be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert by observing the people in your immediate area, and by understanding the most harmless looking person might be the one looking to rip you off is key to protecting yourself. Ladies, keep your handbag zipped up, especially if you are in a high-volume tourist area. It doesn’t take much to slip a hand into someone’s bag and grasp for something that looks and feels like a wallet, camera or smartphone. It’s a good idea to carry a bag with a long strap that you can wear across your body too. (more…)

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