Crime is a widespread tragedy across the globe. Nowadays, the weakest prey and target to this crime is tourists and travelers. The fact that they are new to a destination makes them vulnerable and susceptible to frauds and theft by residents of the area. In most countries around the world, foreigners experience the stigma of being classified as rich, and thus might afford to part with some few valuables.
When you see someone stealing from you or catch a thief, it would be advisable to scream or shout for help. It is possible that a few god Samaritans around you will help. It is also advisable to contact the police; they might come in handy in terms of tracking your electronics and directing you through ways of protecting your credit card information. Below are some of the ways to avoid pick pocketing as you travel.
Modes of Avoiding Pick pocketing
1. Avoided crowded areas and means of transport
Traveling alone or in small numbers exposes you to less swindling situations. It also makes you appear tougher. If a means of travel is crowded, then chances are you might unknowingly alight with fewer valuables than you bargained for. Vehicles that are less crowded give you enough space to be in full view of your belongings.
2. Do not put all your eggs in one basket
Most tourists become stranded because all their essential belongings are in one place. It is advisable to spread out your wallets, electronics, and other valuables across all parts of your luggage. This comes in handy in an instance whereby your pick pocketed since the thief will not have enough time to go through your entire luggage.
3. Use of a fake wallet
This wallet comes in handy when you experience any threats or attacks during your travel. Fill the wallet with small bills coins, and some cards. Place the wallet in an obvious position. Most pickpockets and thieves do not have enough time to inspect whatever they have taken.
4. Use of hidden pockets
It is advisable to dress in and carry around luggage that has extra hidden pockets. This will help keep most of your valuables intact. Make sure that you do not overload the pockets, as this will make the visible.
5. Refrain from advertising your wallets and pockets
Most travelers fail to see the need to remain discreet in public. They walk around with their pocket zips open and place their wallets in accessible places. In addition to this, some actually open their wallets and count their money in public. This makes them walking targets and decreases their chances of arriving at their destinations without experiencing an instance of swindling.
6. Purchase a man purse/neck pouch/anti-theft travel pouch
This anti-theft Pouch aids in providing all round security protection through blocking RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) transmissions and works to prevent any other chances of credit card swindling and skimming. The pouch has a three-pin police buckle. This buckle requires one to use their eyes to unfasten it. In addition to this, the pouch has an adjustable waist and neck strap, and three zippered compartments. The compartments have a fixed D-ring that makes it harder for anyone to steal from you during your trip.