My book of thieves now available for Kindle!

Travel Advisory: How to Avoid Thefts, Cons, and Street Scams ebook

I’m thrilled to announce the availability of my book, Travel Advisory: How to Avoid Thefts, Cons, and Street Scams on Amazon for the Kindle. Only $9.99!

Book blurb:

Unsuspecting travelers face an obstacle course of pickpockets, scams, cons, and rip-offs. In the places people love to visit most, the authors find, follow, film, and interview the thieves who target travelers. Why do the criminals spill their guts? What do they say? And how can we avoid their trickery? Based on ten years of trekking through paradise with hidden cameras, Travel Advisory: How to Avoid Thefts, Cons, and Street Scams explores the risks, exposes the methods and motivations of the perpetrators, and teaches travelers how to avoid becoming a victim. With 60 color photos.

A few reviews from

By George H. Sutherland—(Paradise Valley, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

This book is simply amazing in providing what many books on the subject do not and cannot, because most writers do not have the depth and breadth of personal knowledge required. Bambi Vincent & Bob Arno have done an extraordinary amount of research, covering many countries over many years. The wealth of details gives the reader what are possibly the best weapons against the many cons covered in this extensive advisory – education and awareness. … [It's long.]

By Randy Given—(Manchester, CT USA) – See all my reviews

After reading some brief articles online, I was wondering how a whole book could be made out of the subject without getting really dry. This book managed that. Lots of ideas (to watch out for!) and very interesting reading. I’ll definitely be more prepared and already used some ideas on my recent four trips.

By Allan M. Gathercoal “fdoamerica”—(Norcross, GA) – See all my reviews

Most of the time, especially when traveling, paranoia is good!
I have traveled extensively internationally for the last 15 years and consider myself travel savvy. Recently, in Peru, I have been robbed of my passport, camera, credit card and ultimately, my peace of mind. This robbery happened in broad daylight, 100 yards from a policeman (in Peru the police are known for their collaboration with criminals and their corruption). If I would have read “Travel Advisory” before this trip, I am sure I would have been more vigilant, yes, more paranoid. Thus, I would have correctly thought, in a paranoid way: I am “fresh meat” among unseen predators.

The “epub” version for iPad and other readers will be available on iTunes and via this site very soon.

© Copyright 2008-2011 Bambi Vincent. All rights reserved.

I hunt thieves. I film them, interview them, write about them, and teach how to avoid them.


  • September 19, 2011

    Terry Jones (@terrycojones)


    I just wrote a review on Amazon.

  • September 19, 2011


    Or, as I interpreted the title: “My book of thieves now available!”

    Finally, I can actually read it ;) Bought & downloaded.

  • September 19, 2011

    Bambi Vincent

    Well, I haven’t read your review yet Terry, but thank you! and Craig, thank you, I hope you enjoy the book and find it useful.

  • September 21, 2011

    Marc Joseph

    I happened to pick this book up just before embarking on a trip to Italy, France and the Netherlands. I not only found it well written and entertaining, but the clues throughout the book on how to spot pickpockets and to avoid potentially dangerous situations not only kept me out of trouble, but I had a wonderful time spotting thieves in the various markets and tourist spots I frequented throughout the trip. I recommend this book to anyone who expects to spend any time in crowds, on trains or buses or in airports. Thieves are out there. In fact, the last time I was in Europe before this trip, I wasn’t so lucky – I found my wife’s empty purse in the toilet of the lavatory on our train in the middle of the night! Marc Joseph

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