Comments for Thiefhunters in Paradise http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters Pickpockets, Con Artists, Gangsters, Thieves, and Travel Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:51:29 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Comment on How a stolen credit card number makes cash for a fraudster by Charles http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/how-stolen-credit-card-number-makes-cash-for-fraudster/#comment-67365 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:51:29 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=4039#comment-67365 I wanna sale info of credit card, if any one wanna buy, mail me at [deleted] at Gmail dot com.

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Comment on Bangkok theft from tuk-tuk passengers by Bambi Vincent http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/bangkok-theft-from-tuk-tuk/#comment-66864 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:17:13 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=4757#comment-66864 Wow, Ameer, I’m so sorry to hear about your bag-snatch! Thanks so much for taking the time to report it here. It’s helpful to everyone who follows you, and a reminder that awareness and appropriate behavior can prevent an incident like yours. Thank you!

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Comment on How a stolen credit card number makes cash for a fraudster by john dean http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/how-stolen-credit-card-number-makes-cash-for-fraudster/#comment-66761 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:03:18 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=4039#comment-66761 contact me ASAP email: [deleted] incase they delete it its [deleted]

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Comment on Bangkok theft from tuk-tuk passengers by Ameer Hamza Butt http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/bangkok-theft-from-tuk-tuk/#comment-66586 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 01:44:34 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=4757#comment-66586 The threat is real and persistent. Unaware of these scams and bag snatching moto-scavengers, we were riding a Tuk tuk yesterday 17 Aug 2014 searching for a Restaurant at Nana Street Bangkok, and out of no where a pair riding a bike came and snatched bag from my wife’s hands, left us virtually penniless in an alien land. Conduct of the Tuk tuk driver was more than suspicious andppolice wasn’t helpful at all. Not only the trip is marred but the incident has left us with worst memories of Bangkok for rest of our lives.

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Comment on How a stolen credit card number makes cash for a fraudster by Taylor Stewart http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/how-stolen-credit-card-number-makes-cash-for-fraudster/#comment-66098 Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:45:12 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=4039#comment-66098 Will buy..Contact me

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Comment on How a stolen credit card number makes cash for a fraudster by northman http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/how-stolen-credit-card-number-makes-cash-for-fraudster/#comment-66001 Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:46:55 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=4039#comment-66001 HARB….pls contact mi for discussion

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Comment on How a stolen credit card number makes cash for a fraudster by northman http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/how-stolen-credit-card-number-makes-cash-for-fraudster/#comment-65999 Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:43:20 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=4039#comment-65999 I want to kn hw to complete fulls wen i hv cc.contact mi… [email deleted]

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Comment on Street crime in St. Petersburg, Russia by Bambi Vincent http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/street-crime-st-petersburg-russia/#comment-65681 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:15:33 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=2133#comment-65681 Thank you, Rob0011. Glad you enjoyed our film.

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Comment on Street crime in St. Petersburg, Russia by rob0011 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/street-crime-st-petersburg-russia/#comment-65637 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:30:53 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=2133#comment-65637 I saw your video in Naples… very impressive. I loved it!

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Comment on Street crime in St. Petersburg, Russia by rob0011 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/street-crime-st-petersburg-russia/#comment-65636 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:27:47 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=2133#comment-65636 the man with the map is doing and error: he’s watching the pocket…

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Comment on How a stolen credit card number makes cash for a fraudster by harb http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/how-stolen-credit-card-number-makes-cash-for-fraudster/#comment-65512 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:50:33 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=4039#comment-65512 help me i have origénal carte bancaire but i dont know anything about hacker!!

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Comment on Pickpockets on Rome Metro by HelOnWheels http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/pickpockets-on-rome-metro/#comment-64600 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:39:23 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=6148#comment-64600 What a great post. Every single time I’ve been on the metro or bus in Rome either I or my companion have had pickpockets try to rob us. I once notified the entire station of two little girls who had tried to get into my back-pack. Their tenacity and brazen, continued attempts are unbelievable. I’ve warned friends, colleagues, & family about Rome’s pickpockets. The ones that ignored me all found themselves missing money and/or valuables. I’m thrilled to have found your site; it clues me in on a lot of methods of which I was completely unaware.

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Comment on Barcelona Street Scams by Bambi Vincent http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/barcelona-street-scams/#comment-62264 Sun, 03 Aug 2014 22:23:26 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=2762#comment-62264 Hello J Stone! I hope you have a wonderful time in Barcelona. You’re smart to think ahead in order to lessen your chance of becoming a victim, but don’t go overboard. Carrying your handbag diagonally across your chest is good enough—I don’t think you need to dog-collar it to your arm, too. Not sure you need to tie yourself to your walker, either. Chains and cords (and dog leads) have risk factors, in that you can be pulled to the ground if the attached item is snatched. I’d rather see you keep your most valuable items (cash, credit cards, mobile) in under-clothes pouches or pockets. However, awareness is worth a lot here—so you’re ahead of the game. Let me know how the trip went…

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Comment on Barcelona Street Scams by J Stone http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/barcelona-street-scams/#comment-62110 Sun, 03 Aug 2014 09:36:43 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=2762#comment-62110 I haven’t made it to Barcelona but I am on my way and appreciate all his info.
I am a prime target being older, female and using a rollator/walker, so I am bracing myself for attacks. One solution I have is to have everything attached by chain or cord of some sort so if they try to take off with it they will have to take me and the rest too…could be interesting or very dangerous if they are determined enough. Has anyone else tried this? I am finding it great even on a day to day basis around home as I always know that my purse will be in my handbag…etc. Memory can be a bummer!!! I plan on attaching my handbag which will be over my neck, with a small cloth dog collar around my arm….two attachment points, as both my hands may be on the walker. The walker will be attached to me by a dog lead around my wrist also….seems like I am walking the dog rather than transporting my bags (which will be on the walker!!!). As I have to cope on my own, I need to be sure I never need help, as the help may not be legit and I could lose the lot. Any thoughts on this out there?

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Comment on Beggars in Stockholm by Bob Arno http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/beggars-in-stockholm/#comment-60937 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:41:17 +0000 http://bobarno.com/thiefhunters/?p=6220#comment-60937 While most of the Romanian beggars are organized, a small number may be independent. If one doubts the relationship between organized and independent begging, just go down to Medborgarplatsen in Stockholm, and look at the men who belong to many of the female beggars “working” in Stockholm. It is not too difficult to start a conversation with these guys, IF you have a translator. You also need a good reason to get friendly with these guys in order to dig for information.

I have done this, for different purposes. But that’s another story.

We would like to stress the interpretation of the word “organized.” What is organized begging? Does it mean a boss back in Romania who harvests poor Gypsies and sends them to Sweden? Is it a criminal gang? Are some of the beggars only loosely organized?

Of course we haven’t counted every beggar (in Stockholm), nor investigated them or how they arrived here or when they return to Romania. Neither have the police, or any other organization. We do know they use a systematic technique, and a pretense. For example they do have “handlers.” They have mobile phones in their pockets, which they use when they think they’re not being observed. They use similar laminated photos of children. But the underlying message they project across Europe, proven by documentary filmmakers and investigative law enforcement agencies in Paris, London and even here in Stockholm, is that there are direct links between these beggars and organized crime syndicates back in Romania.

It’s a bigger problem than Sweden can resolve. It belongs to the EU in Brussels, where the dialog continues. Our own viewpoint, at present, is that the abundant begging in Sweden is possible mainly because so many Swedes empathize with these conspicuous people who have less than Swedish citizens. Swedes have been shamed into helping. Sweden is an exemplary nation in terms of looking after its less fortunate. But its more gullible citizens are being taken advantage of with trickery.

There are other ways to help needy families and refugees from war-torn areas through organizations in Sweden. Giving money to beggars simply increases the practice and sends a message to Romania that Sweden is easy picking.

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