The Newspaper Attack
Where: Rome

The Scam: A group of gypsy children surrounds you, waving newspapers
in your face. The papers are merely to confuse you and block your view
as the youths reach into your pocket and grab your bag—or anything
else they can get their hands on.

Advice: Firmly brush past them and move away quickly—and shout for
help if you need it.

The Bus 64 Sting

Advice: Always secure your property and keep it close, especially when
traveling on crowded buses and trains.