When you travel, you meet all kinds of people including pickpockets who
are very desperate or determined to do away with your valuables. In
fact, these pickpockets are coming up with new ways to steal from you.
Obviously, losing your money or valuables during your daily commute is
the worst way to start or even end your day.
Jumia Travel shares tricks to outsmart these pickpockets.
spots inside your backpack. Even if one spot is discovered, chances are
the pickpocket would not think of searching for more.
pickpocket from stealing from you. These pockets work as a great hiding
place for concealing passports and money.
with many pockets so hiding your money inside is not very difficult.
or handbags are extremely enticing for pickpockets for the valuables
they hold – money, credit cards, jewellery and mobile phone! For
thieves, it’s a cakewalk to cut or snatch a purse.
dressing like a local will always work in your favour. Dress as
unnoticeable as you can because pickpockets will size you up before
deciding to make their move.
For example, you can wrap your laptop inside a used courier package.
That way, a pickpocket will know that the item is not worth stealing as
it looks trashy.