On my very first trip to New York City, my mother gave me a firm talk about watching out for strangers that might try and pickpocket me.
Ever since then, I've become a bit of a worrywart when it comes to my belongings. While I've never actually had anything stolen by a pickpocket, you can be sure that my anxiety has me constantly patting down my pant pockets to make sure my phone and wallet are both exactly where I left them.
Professional pickpocket Matt Windsor is shedding light on the seven most commonly used techniques thieves use to gain access to your belongings. More often than not, these handy crooks aren't working alone and have teamed up with a friend to help pull off their unbelievable crimes.
You need to watch this...
These seven scenarios might just keep you and your belongings safe.
Well, at least I'm better prepared for pickpockets, but I'm not sure I can will myself to ever leave my house...ever again.