Monday, September 10, 2012

The Booster Bag Scam - at the Airport

Traveller tales are aplenty - mostly good stories (fortunately) but once in a while you get someone who has suffered some inconvenience or other while holidaying in a foreign land.

I have friends with tales of pouch being taken right under his nose at the airport; pickpocketed on the very first day of a Europe trip; pants pocket being slashed open and money taken. All these happened without anyone of them realising it until later. Unnerving episodes these if one should fall prey to any one of them.

Security experts say a little extra effort in safeguarding your belongings, turns off the scammers who are always there looking for easy prey.

The following is an old video but worth viewing if you haven't. I won't spoil it for you. Just watch the video. Better be safe than sorry holds true..



Have you had any experience with any property loss while travelling?

6 comments:

  1. That is really fast. I had to click 3 x baru realised the white bag is gone

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  2. Cool immediately think of Van McCoy's
    'The Hustle' haha. Yeah smooth and easy way to get away to do the hustle with booster bag. During my days in the travel industry we were trained to put one leg on top of our luggage while collecting keys at the reception counter. tQ for the reminder.

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  3. Pays to be careful...and don't bring any valuables when travelling. Put your money in different places, so if robbed...you will still have a lot left.

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  4. What a bastard! Excuse my French. I'm always angry when I see things like that happen. That man still dressed up so smartly, who would suspect?

    I think people should not put their bags on the floor like that. Having lunch or coffee, bag should always be on the lap.

    about your recent comment, the pic was taken in a park in the city. The trees I believe are cherry blossoms.

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  5. Can't find your ghostly post about the Hungry Ghost Month was thinking to write something close to it and link your post but that post was MIA.???

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  6. Can't find your ghostly post about the Hungry Ghost Month was thinking to write something close to it and link your post but that post was MIA.???

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