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How to Pickpocket-Proof Yourself

Being pick-pocketed is a risk at home and when you are a tourist you become an even bigger target. There are plenty of precautions you can take when traveling to lower the odds of thieves getting into you wallet. Just the simple move of keeping your wallet in your front pocket can really lower the odds of getting hit by a  pickpocket.

Take the time to make yourself a decoy wallet. Use your money belt—just be sure not to take out your money belt, which defeats the purpose of having a concealed wallet beneath your clothes. Use basic common sense, such as not advertising your fancy video equipment or leaving things unattended. Last but not least, avoid thumbing through your dog-eared copy of Lonely Planet in crowded public places as much as possible. I know, easier said than done.

Check out these tips below for more ways to pickpocket yourself:

 

How to Pickpocket-Proof Yourself from Thieving Hands

I have been traveling to over 100 countries by using the methods I share on this site. My goal is to maximize every trip and make the most of my adventures. Join me on Instagram.