Getting Robbed in Italy

Jan 1st, 2013, 11:28 AM
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Unfortunately , mothers and little children in the" business" of robbing tourist in Madrid , Milan , Rome or Paris are often originally from other European countries .

This, of course does not make any difference and does not change the fact that many pickpockets
and other criminals are locals.
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Jan 1st, 2013, 07:56 PM
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Theft is never the fault of the is the fault of the thief. That said, we should not make it any easier for them to commit crimes.

I have a silky bra wallet that won't hold my passport but will hold some money and credit/atm cards.

I almost never stay at hotels and the B&Bs that I frequent do not have safes.
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Jan 2nd, 2013, 06:00 AM
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Theft is never the fault of the is the fault of the thief. That said, we should not make it any easier for them to commit crimes.>>

very good point, jaja.

do you have any problems accessing your c/cards etc. during the day?

presumably you have to occasionally eg if you want to get money out of an ATM.
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Jan 6th, 2013, 12:35 PM
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We had some pick pocket issues in Palermo. I'm still baffled on how this kid (he was about 15) was able to get into my pockets.
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Jan 6th, 2013, 07:32 PM
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annhig, I wasn't clear....the bra wallet is for my emergency stash. I carry the day's money and one ATM card in a small cross-body purse. If need be, I can usually find a restroom (called a toilet in Ireland) to access the wallet.

I have three ATM cards to circumvent the daily withdrawal limits, my usual credit card, and one for emergency use. While in country I almost never use the credit card(s); I pay cash for nearly everything.
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