Krystal Resort Members Say That Pick Pocket Scams Try Clean You Out

Krystal Resort scam prevention team members say that travelers are usually aware of the dangers of pickpockets. They know that pickpocket scams often take place in the areas where tourist are likely to be. They may also be aware of the fact that the scam artists work to distract the people they are trying to take any valuables from. What the travelers are not always aware of is how the scammers are able to distract them. There are several tools that the pickpockets can use.

  • Kids make great distractions – A crying child will make many tourists stop to try to help. When the tourist stops the scam artist swoops in and takes what they can.
  • Dropping bags – Pickpockets will pretend to fall and will drop their groceries on the ground. When the tourist steps in to help pick up the fallen goods, an accomplice will step in to get the valuables.
  • Spilled drinks – Some pickpockets will spill something on the tourist. They will then help the tourist clean up their clothes. While they are wiping the tourist down, they are also cleaning them out.

Krystal Resort members know that there are many other types of distractions that a pickpocket will take advantage of. A disturbance in public or a crowded subway will provide the cover that is needed. It only takes a good pickpocket a second to take what they want. It is also important to realize that many pickpockets work in teams. These scam teams allow one person to create the distraction while the other does the stealing. Travelers need to make sure that they have their valuables in a secure location while they are out in public to prevent anything from happening remind the members of the Scam Prevention Team.