Comments for Thiefhunters in Paradise http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters Pickpockets, Con Artists, Gangsters, Thieves, and Travel Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:48:27 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Comment on Overcharge scam or accidental mistake? by Bambi Vincent http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/overcharge-scam/#comment-60624 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:48:27 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=6208#comment-60624 Good tip for scammers, Craig. I like the way you think! Thanks!

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Comment on Overcharge scam or accidental mistake? by Craig http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/overcharge-scam/#comment-60570 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:43:03 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=6208#comment-60570 Perhaps a better “whoops, I typed in the wrong number!” scam would have been to charge you €19.20 — swap the 2 and the 9, which seems more plausible than pressing an incorrect number.

Heck, an extra zero, making it €129.00, would probably fly under the radar for many tourists since they’re unlikely to check their credit card statement until they get home.

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Comment on Overcharge scam or accidental mistake? by Craig http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/overcharge-scam/#comment-60569 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:40:04 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=6208#comment-60569 The merchant loses a few percent on credit card transactions so by giving you €3 in cash he actually lost money. If it were an honest mistake I would expect him to cancel the transaction and re-do it for €12.90 (if the system allowed it) or attempt to put €3 back on your card (like merchants do when you return something). Since he gave you cash without much thought, I assume he was willing to lose the 3% because he will make up for it on the next tourist who doesn’t notice the scam.

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Comment on “How I mug,” as told by two muggers in Panama by Hotel room safe thefts http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/panama-muggers/#comment-60148 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:55:44 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=1363#comment-60148 […] should you do, then, with your million-dollar bauble? Carry the stuff and get pickpocketed or mugged? Leave it in the hotel safe for the safe-cracker to burgle? Put it in the front office safe? Often, […]

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Comment on Beware hotel phone scam by How to do a hotel room security check. http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/hotel-phone-scam/#comment-59687 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:33:24 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=1359#comment-59687 […] Much more on hotel room security: Hotel security in the hands of housekeeping staff Hotel security: room door left open by housekeeping Hotel room security lapses Hotel room theft Hotel room theft by doorpushers Hotel Front Desk Safe Theft Hotel lobby luggage theft Hotel lobby luggage theft #2 Hotel room safe thefts Beware hotel phone scam […]

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Comment on Hotel security: room door left open by housekeeping by How to do a hotel room security check. http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/housekeeping-leaves-hotel-room-door-open/#comment-59686 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:33:09 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=4703#comment-59686 […] more on hotel room security: Hotel security in the hands of housekeeping staff Hotel security: room door left open by housekeeping Hotel room security lapses Hotel room theft Hotel room theft by doorpushers Hotel Front Desk Safe […]

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Comment on How a stolen credit card number makes cash for a fraudster by Dangerous hockey http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/how-stolen-credit-card-number-makes-cash-for-fraudster/#comment-59523 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:01:52 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=4039#comment-59523 I have stolen credit and debt cards that are actually working just need a experienced partner contact me

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Comment on Theft on planes by Bambi Vincent http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/theft-on-plane/#comment-57148 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:52:04 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=1402#comment-57148 Feeling your pain, Dudist, and hate to hear that you lost so much. Interesting though, that you noticed the men’s rummaging and appearance and later put it together with your loss. I wonder when in your flight the rummaging occurred. Toward the end, I presume.

I don’t think it’s reasonable to blame “Europeans” in general, from the single incident you experienced. This is not a common crime; the relatively low number of criminals who practice it can be from anywhere.

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Comment on Theft on planes by Dudist http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/theft-on-plane/#comment-57106 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:59:31 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=1402#comment-57106 Just travelled from Sri Lanka to Bangkok on Sri Lanka Airlines. Got cash stolen from overhead compartment by three scruffy French thieves in early thirties working as a gang. One sat across the isle opposite me and two behind me. Ones behind rummaged in overhead locker – stupid me I didn’t check. On arrival in Bangkok, cash gone. Watch out people rummaging in bins – Europeans should excite more suspicion! Feel sick at having had over 1k ripped off by these bastards.

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Comment on Bag theft epidemic at Atlanta Airport carousel by Bambi Vincent http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/atlanta-airport-luggage-theft-at-baggage-claim/#comment-56495 Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:35:43 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=4102#comment-56495 Horrible story, Anne, I feel so bad for you. Isn’t there still a chance that your bag will be found? I flew from Phoenix to Stockholm on June 29, and my bag was missing for more than 24 hours. Totally missing—couldn’t even be found in the system. Luckily, it did turn up. I realize for you it’s been over a week already. The airlines don’t seem to care much.

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Comment on Bag theft epidemic at Atlanta Airport carousel by Anne http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/atlanta-airport-luggage-theft-at-baggage-claim/#comment-56489 Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:00:50 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=4102#comment-56489 So sorry you had this happen to you Jacob. Just flew from Phoenix to Las Vegas Airport on 6/29/2014 & 2 bags missing with wedding gifts, laptop, cards, wedding clothes jewelry, shoes, money, blow dryer, 2 flat irons, brushes, hundreds of dollars of makeup in a case and oh my husbands $2,000 custom braces for knees to play racquetball more comfortable in. I pray for these sick thieves and know that God will deal with them in his own time so I let that be my comfort. I have a new found compassion for those who have been stolen from and put through having to replace everything and take the time to compile all the receipts & info for Southwest Airlines. No one checks stapled bag tag on ticket to bags at this Airport so very SAD. Will not fly this way again.

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Comment on Naples: capital city of pickpockets by Naples pickpocket Angelo sighted | Thiefhunters in ParadiseThiefhunters in Paradise http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/naples-capital-city-of-pickpockets/#comment-56450 Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:01:15 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=191#comment-56450 […] how we first met Angelo in 2004. Read about Angelo-the-family-celebrity in […]

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Comment on Crime in Port Moresby, PNG by Faces of Papua New GuineaThiefhunters in Paradise http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/crime-in-port-moresby/#comment-56340 Sun, 06 Jul 2014 19:12:22 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=1328#comment-56340 […] Must read: Crime in Port Moresby […]

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Comment on Wanna be a pickpocket ? by Riaan http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/to-be-a-pickpocket/#comment-56325 Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:31:26 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=173#comment-56325 I just love pickpocketing, it is one of my hobbies. I do it on family and I know I must practice on the outside world, I maybe a little scared, although I enjoy the challenge. I want to be good, I know it takes time and practise and failure, like most things. I just want to know some techniques, if you may share to me, on how to pickpocket and maybe some tips and tricks. Thanks for reading and your time!

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Comment on Pickpockets on Rome Metro by Peter http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/pickpockets-on-rome-metro/#comment-55678 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:28:59 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=6148#comment-55678 Wow – looks like Rome’s metro police are dirty! No wonder the Pope recently excommunicated the mafia.

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