We can all spot them: that person who takes pictures of everything, walking around with their fanny pack on, map in hand…the typical tourist. When you are in a foreign place you can easily be picked out of the crowd by a local. Although we all try to be conscientious of our surroundings, it only takes a second to become a victim. They may appear to be a helping hand in a time of need, be weary of their smiling face!
As if paying to check your bags wasn’t bad enough, you now have to worry about all of your items arriving at your destination securely.
Chances are good that you know someone who has had something mysteriously missing from his or her checked bags. You may even have been a victim yourself. But, it’s not just checked baggage that’s at risk. Sticky-fingered TSA agents are rare, but they have been known to pocket items from carryon’s and purses in the screening area.