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  1. I imagine some of these crimes are more prevalent in some parts of the world than others. My mother had her bag snatched aggressively back in Sydney one time though. Wow! I always pictured the more complicated, social scams were the ones I’d have to keep my wits about for.

    1. Sorry to hear about your mum!

      The style of crimes definitely changes as you travel. It’s kind of interesting to look at from a sociological level.

  2. mmaw31794 says:

    Thanks for this nice summary. I’ve got a great story from my time in Spain in 2009: truly a picture of God providing, if you ever want to hear it.

  3. Great advice! I have never been pickpocket, but my mom was once when getting on a train. You really need to be careful in crowed situations

    1. Sorry to hear that, Jade! It’s such a horrible feeling.

      It can be hard to balance awareness of possible threats with having a good time. That’s why we’ve created little habits for ourselves that make this kind of petty theft less likely.

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