People are travelling more than ever, and highly desirable tourist destinations are becoming more crowded each season. This makes for favourable conditions for pickpockets and scammers.
People travel with more high-value tech items than ever before, and while we now tend to travel with less actual cash, identity theft and card skimming is becoming more prevalent by the day. More than 300 thefts are reported by tourists each day in Barcelona alone. This is in addition to the hundreds of travellers who simply misplace or forget their valuables.