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Bird Poop Cleaning

How to avoid:

Don’t laugh, this is a very popular pick pocketing trick not only in your country, but all over the world. While you are wandering on the streets of, say New York or Buenos Aires, a substance is squirted on you, either mustard or something brown that looks like bird droppings. An "accidental" bystander informs you of this and - without asking - helps clean the mess from your clothing.

As soon as you are distracted, while embarrassed, he will use the opportunity to pick your pocket. Alternatively, an accomplice (could be his “girlfriend”) might grab anything you put down in the process of cleaning up.

How to avoid:

Always be aware of physical contact when you are traveling. Always hold your bag/purse tight when in busy places.

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