Travel Advice - Money security while
When you are walking in crowds and see someone giving people the top to
bottom scan, watch out. They are looking for bulges indicating the
location of wallets or valuables.
- Carry money, passport, traveler checks, ATM cards, credit cards,
airline tickets, and additional identification in your
- Carry the cash you need for the day and personal identification in
your wallet. Store the wallet in one of your front pants pockets.
- Some travelers wrap rubber bands around their wallet, claiming
that the rubber bands make it more difficult for a pickpocket to
remove the wallet from the pocket.
If you carry a purse, carry it across your chest away from the curb,
not hanging from a shoulder towards the curb.
Do not show large amounts of money or be seen spending it in a cavalier
- Either action signals thieves that you could be a lucrative target.
Do not carry your credit cards or ATM cards in your wallet.
- Keep them out of sight in your
- If you need to retrieve something from your money belt, head to a
restroom, enter a stall, and extract it while hidden from view.
- Do not expose your money belt to public view.
Keep a close watch on your credit card during any transaction.
- When the card is returned to you after a charge at a restaurant or
hotel, make sure that the card you have been given is your card.
- After use of the card, return it to your money belt as soon as
Always keep a pocket filled with small change to handle minor
- Use this technique to avoid showing your wallet and revealing where
you keep it stored.
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