top 3 most frequent
theft attempts in hotels
and how to protect yourself?
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Vacantion is a good thing. End of work, pack your bags and leave with your loved ones. You check into the hotel and the fun begins. What you don’t know, however, is that very often small, invisible thefts take place in hotels. Like all pickpockets, malicious hotel staff do not want to be caught stealing. Because of this, it is extremely rare for something large and valuable to disappear. If anything noticeable goes missing (like all your cash for example) then you will immediately alert the hotel management. But if the thefts are small, they will remain unnoticed.
In this article, we will tell you who they are and how to protect yourself.
1. When you leave your money in the room.
In countries where card payment is rare, we often need to carry more cash with us. But face it, we often leave most of the cash at the hotel thinking it’s safe. But in fact this is not the case at all. …a common theft is for hotel staff to “pinch” just one or two bills from your wallet when you leave it in your room. Unless you count all your bills when you return, you won’t notice the missing ones.
And by the time you notice they are missing, it will be too late to do anything. The thief might not just be the hotel staff, it might be your roommate or anyone who has access to your room. The same situation can happen at your workplace…
2. Safe in the room
You decide to lock your belongings in the hotel safe in the room. The code is set by you and only you know it. But what you don’t know is that all hotel safes have a master code that opens them, no matter what yours is. Therefore, if a hotel staff knows this master code, they can easily open the safe and “pinch” a few bills from your money without being noticed.
3. You leave your luggage in storage at the reception.
Another popular method of pickpocketing is when you leave your luggage at a luggage storage facility or at the reception. There, theft is even easier because you leave your luggage unattended for a certain length of time. This gives the thieves enough time and peace of mind to open and take some of your money. When you return, you would hardly notice the missing notes unless you counted all the money.
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You see, the imperceptible steals for a are many. You should know that many pickpockets and thieves do not want a direct confrontation with you. They want to take what they can and be as inconspicuous as possible.
how to protect yourself?
As you saw there is no safe place for your belongings. Even in the hotel’s safe… The only way you can protect your money is to bring a little tiny safe with you. “How” you may ask?
BulKey Code Wallet™ is the ultimate travel wallet that protects you from pickpockets. With its 4-digit lock you can be sure that no one can access your belongings. You can easly carry out with you, or leave at the hotel room. BulKey Code Wallet™ also has attachable security steel cord, so nobody can just grab your entire wallet and run. You can attach it easily to your bag handle, backpack strap, zips or even your pants belt loop.;
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