Theft & Property

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Petty larceny is an issue for anyone when traveling. Pickpockets in heavily visited cities often single out foreigners as easy targets. Students should make copies of all important documents and: 1) leave one set at home with a family member; 2) keep one set on file with the Buckman Center for International Education; 3) keep one set in a separate location while traveling independently (e.g. in backpack or luggage).

Each set should include a photocopy of the first page of their passport and the page with their visa, the numbers of their credit and ATM cards and bank accounts as well as traveler’s check and insurance card numbers.