Mistake #3: Unsecured Valuables

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of being somewhere new and not pay attention to your surroundings, but if you want to keep your valuables safe and your money in your pocket, it’s important that you learn to always be cautious.

To start, never leave your valuables unsecured.  This means not placing your wallet in your back pocket or in unsecured backpacks where a pickpocket could easily swipe your belongings without you even noticing.

Keep your backpack in front of you, or your bag strapped across your chest. Also, consider purchasing a bag that includes a button rather than just a zipper as it will be harder for someone to open without you noticing.

You also want to avoid using public Wi-Fi for financial transactions.

This includes making online payments, sending someone money through a bank wire or transfer or even entering any financial-based passwords.


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