With the holiday shopping at hand, you might want watch out for devious ones out there to boldly pick pocket you from your hard earned money.
Even though the art of pickpocket is on the decline in the U.S., you should still be cognizant of your surroundings and belongings.
According to the FBI the drop is due to the trends in our society, most people no longer carry large sums of cash. However, would be pickpocketers can target your phone or the gifts that you just bought.
Its highly unlikely that they will forcefully make you go to an ATM and withdraw the money as they do in other parts of the world.
So again, getting back to the point of being aware is your greatest defense against these possible pickpocketers.
Have a look at this video from USAToday to heighten your awareness during this holiday shopping.
This second video highlights these guys from China, their methods of deceptions are as old as the misdirections used by magicians of the past and present.
Be safe everyone and happy holidays!
Sources: FBI, USAtODAY, Shanghai Expat FB