Introduction: Prevent Pickpockets
I was inspired to write this instructable when I was pick pocketed at the New York State fair I lost $20 in cash, a debit card, and worst of all my library card. This instructable will show creative ways to prevent losing your hard earned cash
Step 1: Know the Enemy Tactics
To stop a pickpocket u need to think like 1. Remember these guys are very tricky and very clever and will outsmart you if you get too cocky
Do not use your hand to feel for your wallet or phone the thieves will spot it quickly and know where your phone is. They also work in teams. If somone bumps into u they try to feel where your wallet or phone are, sometimes if you carry a backpack one will distract u and another will come from behind
Step 2: Dummy Items
Why not take an old cheap wallet and put some old credit cards and some fake cash?
So when they try and feel for your wallet they feel the decoy also try doing this with an old broken phone, then put your real valuables in a cargo pocket or a secret pocket
Step 3: Common Sense
Don't put items in your back pocket always keep things in front of you, if you go through a dense crowd, pull your backpack to the front of you.
Step 4: Secret Pockets
If carrying a pack or backpack use the secret pocket ideas in the pictures
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