Tips and Tricks to Protect Yourself from Pickpockets
Take precautionary steps with plastic. Contact your bank and credit card companies before you go traveling. Inform them that you will be using your debit and/or credit cards in new location, just to make sure that your cards aren't denied when you use them yourself. Additionally:
- Also ask them how to report a stolen or lost card from that location, since their contact information in one area may differ from another.
- Sign up for text and/or email alerts for your debit and credit cards. This way you’ll be notified about each purchase made with them, which is a good idea in case they're stolen without you realizing it.