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PICKPOCKETING, have you ever been pickpocketed? 1 month 2 weeks ago #3645968

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Pickpocketing is a form of larceny that involves the stealing of money or other valuables from the person or a victim's pocket without them noticing the theft at the time. It may involve considerable dexterity and a knack for misdirection. A thief who works in this manner is known as a pickpocket.

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PICKPOCKETING, have you ever been pickpocketed? 1 month 2 weeks ago #3645969

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I have been directly pickpocketed three times that I am fully aware of.
All three incidents at county fairs I'd attended. Had my wallet in my
jeans pocket (the back). I was standing in line for scones one time I
could feel a hand (the quick pressure of a hand in my back pocket)
As I quickly turned around, there was a man scurrying fast out of the
scone line. I could have ran after him but why bother. ARG. He got
$57 dollars and my visa card. It all worked out well, I immediately
called my bank and put a block on my visa, ordered a new one for
shipment in 48 hours.

My incidents were about 15 years ago, but still was foolish to keep
my wallet where I did. I since have learned.
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PICKPOCKETING, have you ever been pickpocketed? 1 month 2 weeks ago #3645971

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It has never happened to me, as I always try to be careful where I keep things and always aware of my surroundings, especially in crowds. I always keep my wallet in my front pocket where I can feel its there, and never in the back pocket where it is visible and a target The same goes for my mobile phone. If I carry a bag, such as a camera bag, it is always zippered up. If I have a backpack, it is always padlocked.

Can't be too careful these days.
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Thankfully it has never happened to me,I know people it has happened to,it is disgusting to steal from anyone,
I am really cautious,never let my handbag out of my sight.
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It has never happened to me as I keep my wallet in my front trouser pocket and my phone in my other front trouser pocket (well when I remember take it with me).

I think if they nicked my phone they would look at it and give it me back :lol:
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PICKPOCKETING, have you ever been pickpocketed? 1 month 2 weeks ago #3645984

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Per topic never, I am very observant of my surroundings, and also where I am and those near me.
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PICKPOCKETING, have you ever been pickpocketed? 1 month 2 weeks ago #3646023

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No. Thankfully it has never happened to me. When out shopping, I keep my bankers card in my bra. I wear a money belt with my purse inside. If someone took my handbag, they would just get a load of rubbish is all......

I think it is horrid when the most vulnerable are the most likely to be robbed. What has happened to today's society? I put it down to TV programs, all violence, killing, and horror. Now does anyone sit their child down and tell them "All this is not real, it is made up, even the news is someone's opinion"............Bring back Mary Whitehouse.
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Yes twice.
The first time coming home from work on London underground one evening.

Had my bag on my shoulder - didn't realize it was unzipped , i noticed fairly quickly my purse was missing long before i got home.

Problem was i had very little money to manage on until the next pay day..


Second time years later in the supermarket - my purse debit and credit cards all taken from my bag.
Security were brilliant - they caught the person concerned very quickly.
Apparently she had 5 stolen wallets on her when stopped.

I'm a lot more careful these days!
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Once while in Italy, a very inept pickpocketer put his hand into my jacket pocket. I felt it and turned on him. "Here," I said handing over a tea bag, some kleenex and 100 lira (shows you how long ago this was :) ) He refused. "No," I said, "take it. It's yours." Grabbed his hand and put all of the stuff in it.

Don't think I'd be so ludicrously bold these days.

When I travel, I keep money, passport, credit cards in different places--purse, "secret" pocket, money belt. Thus far, I have been very lucky.
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Dennis 2 wrote: Per topic never, I am very observant of my surroundings, and also where I am and those near me.


Same here I think it is where I grew up if you were not street wise you could lose a lot.
You have got to be observant when out and about in a shopping centre for instance around total strangers.
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