10 Worst Tourist Scams in London

10 Worst Tourist Scams in London

– Common tourist scams in London. I’m Chris, this is Yellow Productions. I do travel guides that
are fun, informative and entertaining and in this video I’m going to be sharing with you some common scams that often
target tourists in London. This is part of my series on London if you want to see more
videos about London like things to know and cheap eats, you’ll find links at the end or in the description below. But let me tell you how important this is, actually a couple of these
scams I was the target of. Actually some of my stuff was stolen, my video camera and things like that. So if you’re watching
this and you’re like, “Chris this video’s
kinda shaky, the audio’s not as good.” Well that’s because my main camera was actually stolen two days ago and I recorded a similar version of this video but with less of this personal experience of the thievery. So I’m gonna be talking about scams first, things that will rob you
of your hard earned money and then I’m gonna be
talking about thievery and tell you my experience of having my stuff stolen here in London. Common tourist scam number one, this is something that will happen to you if you’re using a foreign credit card or foreign debit card. It happened to us as soon as we got here to the airport and I’ll start with the ATM use case and then tell you about the point of sale use case. So the ATM use case for
this currency conversion happens when you go to an ATM and you use your foreign card, you put your card in, you
go to withdraw some money, and then the ATM will kindfully offer to withdraw it in your local currency instead of Great British pounds. So in my case the ATM
came up with a message and said, “hey, instead of withdrawing 300 Great British pounds, I the ATM could withdraw US dollars for you and you don’t have to pay
that foreign conversion fee that your bank will charge.” “And for the convenience of this, we’re just gonna charge you 12%.” Now most banks charge somewhere between 1 and 3 percent
for currency conversion. To give you an example, I pushed no and took out money as
Great British pounds, 300 Great British pounds in
US dollars was 362 US dollars. Great British pounds the offer for the ATM in US dollars was 410
so just by pushing yes, and accepting this offer I would of been scammed out of $50. So if you’re at an ATM make sure you do not select the currency conversion. Same thing happens at
point of sale terminals. So if you’re at Harrod’s
or you’re at Selfridges or high end department stores, you will see these same things, you’ll put your credit card in and it will come up and
offer, “hey, do you want to make this purchase in
Great British pounds or your local currency?” Here’s the picture of
actually what it looks like and at Selfridges when we told the staff we weren’t interested in
the currency conversion, we wanted Great British pounds, then the lady says, “well, you know what, Selfridges really recommends that you take it out in your local currency.” You know why they really recommend it? Because they make a lot of money on those currency conversions. And you might just be pushing yes because you think that’s
what you have to do to make the purchase and actually on these point of sale terminals to say no to the currency conversion you generally have to push the red cancel button which makes it seem like you’re canceling your transaction, in
fact you’re just saying no to this lousy offer. Okay, this one’s called
the newspaper distraction. This happens when you’re seated outside at a restaurant or a cafe, actually could happen inside. Anytime you’re seated at a table and you’ve got your valuable items in front of you on the
table like a cellphone, what happens is some friendly stranger comes up and they sit down at your table and they put their newspaper on top of the table and they start asking you, “hey, how’s it going? Where are you from?” You kind of brush them off because you’re not really interested in talking to them, or you are interested in talking to them but when they leave they pick up their newspaper and your stuff. So if anybody comes to your table and puts down a newspaper,
you should be concerned and make sure you didn’t have anything that was under it maybe say hey, right? Or actually, better yet,
don’t put your phone on your table and let it sit there because when people see
valuables in London, unfortunately it’s a target for them and they would like to
take it away from you. This one happens particularly on the Tube, with the rise in contactless card use to enter the Tube, meaning
you don’t just have to enter with your Oyster card, you can actually enter the Tube or the London Underground or the subway with a contactless Visa card. So because people do that, then there are people who will come up alongside you, they’ll watch
you use your contactless card and put it in your pocket, they’ll brush up against your side with a contactless card
reader and skim your card. And then use your card to buy things. The contactless card
limit is only 30 pounds, and so it’s not a lot of money but the way you can
prevent that is by using some RFID blocking sleeves
or get an Oyster card that doesn’t have that much money on it and don’t carry your
contactless cards with you. I have no contactless
credit cards in my wallet. Beware of pedicabs and rickshaws, particularly around Covent Garden. Why the rickshaws and the pedicabs? They’re basically unregulated, they sit around waiting on tourists, people who don’t speak English very well. There is no set rate for
a pedicab or rickshaw in London so they can charge
you as much as they want to. That five minute ride might end up costing you 50 Great British pounds. If you are going to take a pedicab make sure you negotiate the price up front and be pretty firm about it. If I were you I would
just walk or take a taxi and avoid the pedicabs entirely. Beware of where you buy your
hop-on hop-off bus tickets. The problem with this is
a lot of hop-on hop-off bus tickets are sold
by people on the street but they might not actually be the people that work for the company. They might just be selling you tickets and their own tickets and
when you get to get on the bus they’re not the tickets for the bus. The bus driver knows
what the heck this is, so if you want to do a
hop-on hop-off bus tour, the best place to buy them is
an actual physical location. This is the location, probably legit, because if it’s not you
can come back to them be like, “dude, what’d you sell me?” Be careful of people who are too friendly and too helpful in the train stations. A common scam is people helping you at a ticket machine
or a parking machine where you have to use your credit card or money and they might
be helping themselves out with your wallet while
they’re distracting you on the machine and if they’re not helping themselves to your wallet, they may be helping themselves to your ATM or your debit card when
you put it in the machine, when you’re putting in your pin card, they’ll be watching as
you put in your pin number and then they’ll distract you somehow, while they do that they’ll
take your debit card and pocket it for themselves and tell you that the
machine ate your card. You should also beware
of people on the street selling you theater tickets. There’s a lot of theater shows in London, and particularly the theater district people will approach you
with discount tickets. They’re half priced, they’re VIP tickets, don’t buy theater tickets
from anybody on the street. Buy them from the TKTS booth which is in Leicester Square or from the actual theaters. Now you might be saying,
“Chris, what if I get a really good deal?” You know really good deals are usually too good to be true and sometimes the other ticket vendors, they might tell you things like, these are VIP tickets or
they’re special tickets and it turns out they’re
really not that VIP. Beware of fake designer
goods in street markets. A lot of times a lot of street markets will camp the target in
particular is one of them. If you find designer goods
that are really cheap like that Louis Vuitton handbag that’s 50% off chances are it’s not a real Louis Vuitton handbag. Also something that happens
in the street markets are fake auction. You’ll be walking by and a bunch of people will be bidding on something, but it’s not really a real auction. They’re just trying to get excitement up so that they hope you bid on it too and you don’t really pay attention to the fact that it’s
actually not a real article. But it’s a Louis Vuitton
purse and it’s 20 pounds, you wanna get that right? Well you won’t be scammed, why? Because you’ve seen this video. Okay so we’re back in the hotel so you can hear me well
because this one is important. A common tourist scam, whether this is a scam or illegal, well I mean it’s both, is theft. Pick-pocketing, theft, and so
we’ll start with pick-pockets. Pick-pocketing is super
prevalent in London. Pick-pocketing wallets,
pick-pocketing things out of your bags, you
really need to be careful to make sure you know
where your things are and you don’t have any things
that say rob me immediately. You can buy these anti-theft bags. I like bags from Pacsafe, we’re gonna talk about that a little bit. I’ve had these bags for nearly 20 years and they’ve never been
pick-pocketed from the bag so in this case my bag was stolen entirely but we can talk about solutions
about how to solve that. Another type of theft is moped theft. What happens here is you’ll be standing around and you’ll be using your cellphone and when you’re using your
cellphone on the street on the sidewalk somebody
will come up on a moped, it’s often two people on the moped, one person’s driving it the
second person’s on the back. The second person is just
there to grab your phone out of your hands as they
continue to go by on the moped. And yes you saw who did it, but you can’t chase after
them because they’re already gone by the time
you compose yourself. If you are standing
around and you’re looking at your phone, maybe stand by a wall, don’t have your phone out. If you like to talk on your phone a lot, maybe use some wireless earbuds and keep your phones in your pocket. There have been signs across the city to warn people about moped thefts that have happened in that area. You could imagine that
they do it for your phone, they do it for your bag as well so if you’re walking try to put your bag, if you have a shoulder bag, on the side that’s away from the street not towards the street. So I talked about pick-pockets, I talked about moped theft and now what happened to me, they
just stole my entire bag. OC Girl, my wife and I, we were eating at this restaurant called MotherMash, it’s kind of between Piccailly
Circus and Oxford Circus. We were seated outside but our table was right next to the
building of the restaurant. It was about 7:45 in the evening, we had just sat down to eat. I had a big shopping bag of some stuff, and I had my camera bag and I put it just to the left of my leg on the floor, in eyesight so that when
I’m looking at the table I can see my bag just down here and I’m like well it’s between my left leg and the wall so this is a
pretty good place for my bag. Well between the time I put my bag there and five minutes later my bag was gone. I looked down, I went to
actually take out Topher to take a picture of Topher
and realized that Topher, my lovely traveling panda was gone, along with my camera and
everything that was in the bag. They left the big shopping bag there, ’cause that was too
big for them to get out but my camera bag that I had on top of it, that was gone. Now I mentioned it was in my eyesight, what happened? Well, at some point the
bag’s right down here that I can see it and at
some point the waitress comes to take my order and now
I’m looking over here at the waitress who’s taking my order. I guarantee that is when
that bag disappeared. Didn’t see it, didn’t
notice it, but as soon as I noticed it there
was some people who said, “yeah, there was somebody behind you, he went that way but we didn’t notice that he took anything.” There were people sitting at a table just to the next of us who are actually kind of like at a counter looking at us, they didn’t see anything, I mean it was one of those where, I like to consider myself a pretty savvy traveler and this was one where
this person was good. Now that doesn’t mean it’s okay, it really sucks and I
hate them for doing it, and so what should I have done better and what could you have done better? Well I mentioned I carry
this Pacsafe metro safe bag what I did wrong was,
it wasn’t chained down. When we went to the police
station to file a police report about it the taxi driver
basically was like, “Yeah, anything in London now
that’s not chained down it’s basically gone.” And the Pacsafe bags,
they’re a shoulder bag and it has a strap
that’s designed to detach so you can loop it around something and then reconnect it again. I should of looped that around the chair, and so that way if they went to take it it wouldn’t go because the shoulder strap would be connected to the chair. Other option, put your
shoulder strap of your bag or your backpack around your leg or the leg of the chair or I should of kept the bag on my lap even though it’s uncomfortable, I’m seated outside. If I had my arm looped through that shoulder strap they
would not have been able to take it the way they take– These criminals they don’t do it by force, and I know in the video
that I put out earlier when I talked about as it happened I said I was robbed, and it wasn’t robbery because it wasn’t at gunpoint,
it wasn’t at knife point. They don’t wanna be noticed and so they’re gone before I even noticed and then when we called the police, what’s there to do about it? Nothing. Oh and a lot of people said,
“Hey Chris, you should of looked in the trash cans
or the dumpsters because the crook might of thrown
your bag in there.” We actually spent about 30 or 45 minutes after the bag was stolen kind of combing a three block radius just
going further and further out looking in the trash
cans and the dumpsters hoping that the bag was there and in our case it wasn’t, but there are many people that said they’ve been pick-pocketed, many of you fellow explorers that said when your bag was stolen
you were able to find it in a nearby dumpster. I can replace the camera but unfortunately our good friend Topher
is not as replaceable as those electronic items. When you come to London
don’t let your guard down, don’t think, “You know
what, this place seems pretty safe I don’t have to pay the same amount of attention to
my stuff as I might in Italy or Paris ’cause
I look at those places and I know everybody’s trying to rob me.” But you know what, in
London everybody’s trying to rob you here too. It’s really unfortunate
but it is the case, so please learn from me and
don’t be a victim yourself. Now if you are planning to come to London, you might enjoy watching
some of my other videos. You can click right here for
my London things to know video, you can click right here
for the entire playlist of my entire London series, videos on cheap eats, Camden Market, and weird things to do in London. Well I won’t say goodbye because I’m gonna see you in one of those videos.

100 thoughts on “10 Worst Tourist Scams in London

  1. You might enjoy watching – Weird Things to Do in London: https://youtu.be/R-EK4oF4zQI
    London Travel Tips: https://youtu.be/wHSPVuPmPRw

    Or all my London Videos in this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOVadUHX1B-IWv6mDl5spifI_ZTA4QU4G

  2. I wonder if that restaurant is hit by the same guy repeatedly. Maybe going back for a couple hours around the same time observing might catch that jerk in the act.

  3. I was really looking forward to visiting U.K., but now I'm apprehensive…. I know there are criminals everywhere, but if a travel savvy person like Chris can have his bag stolen from right under his nose, I probably wouldn't survive a single day.Now I'll be so paranoid, I wouldn't be able to truly enjoy the place.

  4. This isn't the London I know, and a couple of words that would pretty much sum all this stuff up: common sense. 

    As for 'hearting' the comment bellow [I hate British but hate theives even more. Been waiting to send the whole hideous country to hell. Wouldn't go there if the queen was going to give me the crown jewels. To hell with the British empire. Long live hell on Earth], shame on you Yellow Productions, shame on you.

  5. No.3 doesn’t work as to withdraw money from a contactless card reader it needs to be registered to a business/person and then they will get done for fraud

  6. Great tip is never to bring a card. It’s asking for trouble. Otherwise London is safe despite all the bad press. Just be smart and avoid certain areas

  7. Point of sale conversion scam, great tip! I'm heading to London next week and will be on the look out for this! Keep up the good work.

  8. Ummmmm just to throw it out there if you pay 20 dollars for a LV bag and you don't know it's fake then I have a some water to sell you as well.

  9. I never experienced any scams in the UK when I visited but the rules that supposedly apply to NYC DEFINITELY to London, as in avoiding eye contact and other things to avoid trouble. People love to pick fights there. Cops seem to be generally useless, mostly because they can't patrol with guns aside from the Royal Police in tourist areas and obviously the special Gun Teams or whatever.

  10. A lot of this BS he's warning people about is common sense anyone who's spent time in a big city should know or it's just not a problem at all. Pickpocketing is NOT an issue there, not like it is in mainland Europe. I stayed in a hostel with janky people and no one touched my stuff. I even left my bag on my bed the last few days, no one took anything of mine. I sat in a lot of places, went in a lot of public places, no one took anything of mine. I don't even know if I believe this story. It is a sketchy city, but some of the stuff here just doesn't jive with me.

  11. I was recently in London and me being a typical obvious tourist in Trafalgar square I decided to have my photo taken with a living statue. My friend was taking the picture and as I was posing for the photo I felt a slight tug on my backpack (it was a packsafe one with a decoy zipper) and I laughed it off as a joke at first as I only gave a small tip, however this continued until I questioned them and they suddenly posed and shoed me away. Just something to look out for as I believe I could have well been pickpocketed that day if I wasn't careful 🙂

  12. Disgusting. Sorry to hear you were robbed in the UK 😖 Happens far too often now – got to be on guard when out and about especially in London. I recommend you visiting coastal towns in Wales 👍

  13. Re pickpocketing it’s mostly foreigners who moved to the uk from Eastern Europe or central South America, Africa or Jamaica.

  14. Was there no CCTV at this restaurant?  London has cameras everywhere. I guess the police don't really consider it a big enough deal to investigate. It's a shame. Most of this crime is being perpetrated by foreigners who have entered the UK illegally and therefore can't get legitimate employment. Unfortunately for many of them the only skills that they possess are of a criminal nature.

  15. There is no such currency as "Great British Pounds". Please stop calling it that. It makes you sound like a dumb foreigner! The currency is "Pounds Sterling". Better still, just say "Pounds". I know that you sometimes see the term "GBP", but as a Brit I absolutely assure you we do NOT talk of "Great British Pounds".

  16. Regarding the theft, there are a few other precautions you didn't mention.
    1 – Drop off all your stuff at the hotel before you go out for the evening if you can. Many budget travelers find cheaper accommodation outside the city so I know this isn't always possible. Also, you may be on a time crunch.
    2 – Instead of placing your backpack and souvenir shopping bag next to you, place it directly under the table. Makes it difficult for a thief.
    3 – If you have a backpack, camera bag and souvenir shopping bag with you, do NOT sit outside where there is a steady flow of non-diners. Yes, some thieves walk through restos and pubs but certainly not in numbers as the sidewalk.

  17. Visited London for 10 days this summer for the first time… Didn't even come close to feeling unsafe.. Chained down? Geez..

  18. I would like to say there are virtually no English pickpockets in London. Over 90% are from North African countries like Algeria and Morocco and Eastern European countries like Romania. So disappointing they spoil so many people’s holiday in this wonderful country

  19. The police in London are useless. Many currency exchanges are effectively scammers with splits between the buying and selling rates of 15-20% whilst a lot of others survive on 3-5%. Don't buy anything from people on the pavement. Not only will you be wasting your hard-earned on worthless stuff, but someone will know where you keep your money when you take it out to pay them. The area where you filmed , Kings Cross, was famous for it's crack whores, but has now been gentrified. Instead of spending five minutes getting from a train onto a tube it is now 15 minutes because you get channeled through numerous expensive tat shops and latte rip-offs. There was an area just outside the station which commemorated the victims of the 7/7 suicide bombings, but that had to go because it inconvenienced people buying overpriced rubbish. London is a great city. Just look at all the FREE museums and galleries. It also is one of the most expensive places to live as well as having some of the worst poverty in Europe. With no law enforcement, it is hardly surprising that there are so many criminals and scammers. I've lived here with a cheap watch and a £25 phone for years. Oddly enough I don't get bothered .

  20. Have to close very well the bags, otherwise thiefs take all inside very easy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBPNqPG0bMM

  21. If people didn't walk around with their eyes glued to mobile phones they might be more aware of what's going on around them and be more aware of their surroundings and potential crime.

  22. It's not just foreigners getting ripped off…they do it to us too..but go into the towns and villages…its nicer..

  23. My coworker was a victim of pickpocketing in London. Thanks for sharing your story and making people aware. Sorry about Topher ☹️.

  24. So sorry you had that experience, it’s true the nicking bags thing is a real issue, but not everyone in London is trying to rob people. (Ok the prices might often seem like they are). I hope your insurance will replace your kit but I will forever be sorry you’ve lost Topher.

  25. Some thoughts from a Londoner…
    1. London is like any big city. Most people are lovely. A few aren’t.
    2. Act like a local. We can spot a tourist from 50 yards. Keep your voice down (Americans talk LOUD). Act like you’ve seen all the famous stuff a million times before. Don’t stand on a busy corner staring at a map. Either use your phone or step to the side. Don’t wear baseball caps, letterman shirts or Bermuda shorts.
    3. I have never seen one of those auctions, but 3 card Monty/Find the Lady is everywhere. At best these are just scams to persuade you to lose money. Often though they are a way of distracting your attention so a pickpocket can rob you.
    4. London is very safe. Nobody has a gun. You will almost certainly be fine. We don’t initiate conversation with tourists, but are usually happy to give directions etc (assuming we are able to . It’s a huge city – we don’t know every street).
    5. All hop on/off buses are a scam. For a fifth of the price you can ride standard red buses all day and download an audio guide.

  26. "LondonScams" whatrubbishe. Most of these are not "scams" just the normal case of buyer beware ( or dont be stupid when someone randomly offers you stuff) and applies anywhere .Contactsless skimming – i still havent met anyone who has had it happen ever. Pickpockets and common theft is the same as any big tourist destination anywhere in the world. Got to point out that that you are are extremely unlikely to get shot in london though as we dont carry guns.

  27. With ATM, normal bank usually charge 3% max, but those unserious provider like EURONET in Czech, Austria, Hungary etc, are trying to charge more, because it's legal 😀

  28. Another thing to watch in London is when you get your change back. Always count it and you'll be surprised at how often they get it wrong. Whenever I'm at restaurant with a camera bag, I always hang the bag off my knee so I can feel it's weight.

  29. Great video, thanks very much. I've noticed that in the last few years scams are increasing everywhere. China is one of the worst as you probably know, last year in Beijing I was blowing off girls every half-block in the Forbidden City area who wanted to chat me up for a tea date. I've reached the point that if anyone, anywhere approaches me, I say nothing and walk away from them, and also grab my bag just in case there is an accomplice coming up behind me. I am on extremely high alert in any train station and subway. The one exception where I will still talk to people who approach me is Japan, and that's about it. It's sad that we have to spend so much time watching our backs. Hope you can get a new Topher soon.

  30. No bad advice, but not specific to London, any of these things can happen anywhere in Europe. You should have added, when riding a tube or bus, keep your bag in front of you, not behind or on your side, that is when it will be picked. That said, after 36 years living in London, I've never had anything stolen, Madrid on the other hand….

  31. Everybody who's putting its mobile phone and is a victim of the trick with the newspaper should be beaten for stupidiness.

  32. Sorry but it's your fault. How can you be so stupid putting the camera on the floor and not on the table. I'd never put my camera on the floor where somebody could easily take it.

  33. OK the ATM currency conversion is a scam, but I have never put my phone on a table and had someone put a newspaper over it. And please stop calling it the Great British Pound. It is just called the pound you walking talking fool.

  34. Watch out for people who seem to be in distress maybe saying they have lost their wallet.
    They could be after after your money!
    I’ve seen this act many times around Tower Hill on my way to work.

  35. 3 – And that's why I made sure my bank sent me a chip and pin only card. Don't trust contactless.

  36. I don't live for my phone like most people so I wouldn't have it with me. How about just telling people you'll be on holiday for a few days and can't be reached. If you do carry it then put it in a belt under the shirt or top. When sitting down with a bag, wrap the strap around your leg.

    A belt can also carry your money so your pockets are empty. In cold weather, have valuables zipped up inside a coat or jacket and move away from crowds if you want to access something. Trust no one.

    And as for pockets, we need something designed with painful downward angled spikes inside so the hand of the thief cannot be easily withdrawn. Or perhaps a mousetrap type device. Carry a worthless old wallet stuffed with newspaper bundled like money. They can take that with pleasure. And do not carry your passport with you. Leave it in the hotel safe and carry a photocopy instead.

  37. London is no worse than any other city, so please don't make out that my home town is bad. It is not! Any of these things can happen in any US city as well if you are stupid enough not to take sensible steps

  38. geez, if it isn't the street criminal then its the bank/credit card co's/retailers that are trying to steal from you. I think i'll stay home

  39. With all due respect I was born and raised and still live IN LONDON, and all the things you are describing happen in every single city I have been to …and I have travelled to many. So please don't SCARE MONGER and make it sound as though LONDON is a dreadful place and all these terrible things will happen to American Tourists. For goodness sake, people should be cautious in ANY CITY, because what you have described is occurring in every single one of them. LONDON is far safer than any U.S. city I know … and I've stayed in many of Cities in the U.S. – North to South & East to West. My family are from the U.S.A and still live and work there. smh

  40. I have been to London hundreds of times and never encountered any problems. So ofcourse be wary however it's unlikely that you will have an issue.

  41. Good tips in the vid, thx. I'll also add to keep your wheeled luggage in front of you when at the airport. If it is on your side, someone can do the distraction con with a map or whatever and the other person wheels away your luggage. Gone in 10 seconds…

  42. Beware also when standing close to the door on the bus, few years ago, someone tried to steal my brother's bag that he was carrying by hand when the doors started to close… we punched the guy's arm so he ran away but that can happen very fast too.

  43. The 2nd scam happens all over the world, not just the UK. Same with the the 1st “scam” you get that all over Europe 🤷🏻‍♀️

    Maybe it’s cause I’m from the UK but I’ve never seen any of these things happen in London. But whenever I’m in mainland Europe, I always look out for this stuff! 🙈

  44. GB is too expensive for me anyway. Great video for those going there though. I live in asia which is a very scammy place. It's funny, in 2015 when i first came here i must have had the "newbie" look. Now, hardly anybody tries. Oh, whenever i set a bag down, i put a leg through the strap while i sit.

  45. i travel alone and i use these trips also, use a cheap crossbody bag so its harder to get ripped, use the oystercard so you dont flash your cards and wallets, have pocket cash close by so you dont need the wallet out and i use a shopper (like a tote bag etc over my bags) in crowded places its easier to "hide" whats where

  46. I have had a few of these scams tried on me in London before. But, I am from Florida, so by nature my guard is always up in London, like it is back home. Plus, I am short guy, but a pretty strong guy, and the last time I was in London I had a few people I felt wanted to possibly attempt to see if they could try something, but I looked them straight in the eye balled up my fist, and they decided they did not want to test my resolve.

  47. i was with my girlfriend on a train, wanted to buy some drinks, took my wallet out, left it on the table, looked out the window for a bit, suddenly the wallet was gone. reported the matter at paddington police station, but of course nothing happened

  48. When warning the public about scams and such I wish that you could be more specific .For example. The Mopeds that drive around London stealing Cell Phones and Handbags are the MUSLIM GANGS . I know this from many reports of theft. They travel around looking for easy targets. Love your videos .

  49. You're a complete tool. Maybe if you weren't so absorbed in being some second rate "influencer' you'd be more on the ball. These 10 things happen ALL OVER THE WORLD. They are not a "London" problem, they are a worldwide problem. If you're dumb enough to let someone take your debit card at a ticket machine, or get a rickshaw (since when was a rickshaw a UK mode of transport?), or leave your phone on a table in full view, or not hold onto your bag, or buy a ticket for something off a stranger on the street, then I'm afraid you deserve to be taken advantage of. You say you're a savvy traveller, but you sound like a complete novice. And what grown man travels round with a teddy bear. Jesus, stay in America.

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