The meanest and toughest guys are exempt from potential travel dangers. Criminal thrive on travelers who are one of two things – vulnerable or stupid. Now, in no way are we saying you’re either but being unaware of the potential dangers that come with traveling certainly sets you up in a position that makes you more likely to come into contact with travel threats. So, let’s make sure you don’t fall into either of those categories by going over the top four things you must watch out for when traveling.
You’ve gone the extra mile to purchase zippered travel accessories for men to avoid being pickpocketed but if those travel accessories don’t have RFID armour, you could be in trouble. We live in a digital age where it’s significantly easier to pickpocket someone’s electronic information than it is to physically reach into someone’s pocket which has decreased traditional pickpocketing. The downside is that it has increased electronic pickpocketing with many countries deeming this to be a serious problem for travelers.
Although your RFID carbon fiber walletand passport cover will keep you safe from electronic pickpocketers, they won’t do much good if someone physically gets a hold of them. While traveling, particularly in Europe, it’s crucial to keep your eyes out for thieves on Vespas. Not only can these little devices carry many thieves at once, but it also gives them a getaway that is likely quicker than you can run.
So, hold onto your luxury men’s accessories tightly when navigating the streets, watch out for Vespas weaving in and out of traffic and walk as far away from the street as possible.
A group of kids? Yes. You’d be surprised at how clever (and young) thieves are from popular tourist destinations. Typically, you don’t have to be wary of allgroups of kids. However, if you do stumble across a group of youngsters trying to distract you, usually with a piece of cardboard with something written on it, walk away and keep your belongings close to you. There’s a good chance these “innocent kids” are trying to distract you so they can reach into your pockets.
As technology advanced, so has the devices used by thieves. Your RFID wallets and passport covers will protect you from being electronically pickpocketed. However, they will not protect your credit cards and I.D. cards once they’re removed from the carbon fiber covers. So, you have to be careful when using any type of ATM, bank, payment portal, etc.
Thieves have perfected the talent of creating thin credit card trackers that stick right onto the area where you put your card to make a payment. You go to pay and everything goes through but unbeknownst to you, your information stays behind until the criminal comes to get the device and uses it to their own advantage.
As a rule of thumb, use your fingers to wiggle at the plastic pieces surrounding credit card scanners and payment portals and if they look odd, opt to pay cash instead.
The dangers of traveling change depending on where your destination is. However, you can never be too prepared. Start by getting RFID wallets for your money, cards, and passport and learn how to remain diligent while exploring the world.