The subway situation trick
This can take place in a crowded place, like on public transportation where thieves can steal something from your pocket and you won’t even feel it. They use 2 fingers in a V-shape to get into the pocket. Then they bump the knee or the butt of a person who is robbed. It’s basically a diversion so you won’t notice that they pull out a wallet or other things.
The holding a baby trickIn some situations, a stranger may ask you to hold their baby, you must be very careful because it might be a trick to steal your stuff. There is not a distance far enough to get you safely away from this tactic. Remember that after a stranger gives you a baby, they make it seem like the baby might fall. While you’re trying to help, thieves just steal your stuff from your bags or pockets.
The piece of paper trickThis is another common trick that happens more often, and the trick is actually old. Imagine a situation where you’re sitting in a cafe. Your phone is on the table close to you and a stranger comes over to you and starts giving you a piece of paper with text on it that says he is disabled and needs money. After he takes back the paper, your phone will also be gone. They simply cover the phone with the paper to steal it. You notice it only after some time, once the stranger is already gone.
The broken camera trickThis strategy forces you to hold a camera and take a picture of a person. But when you take the photo, you suddenly realize that the camera is broken and give it back. But this is the moment the problem starts. The owner of the device gets angry and starts to blame you. Then the blaming turns into a demand for you to pay for it.
The supermarket trickYou must be very careful for this trick, a stranger may come up to you in a supermarket to ask for assistance to find a certain product. While you helps them, their handbag or jacket is left in the shopping cart, and even an entire purse can be snatched up.
The selfie trickDespite the fact that being a tourist is fun, but you must be very careful for the dangers of pickpockets. You might be blocked by a group that takes a selfie. It could be thieves who try to cause a bottleneck to go through pockets and bags. You won’t even notice it.
The false thief trickThis is another situation that can take place somewhere crowded. One member of a group will yell, “Thief!” You then will start checking your bag or pockets, and this is how real thieves find out where you keep your valuable stuff. You will discover everything’s in place but not for long.
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