Watch Out for Pickpocketing and Other Scams Over CNY

By That's, January 19, 2020

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Chinese New Year is nearly here, and that means you’ll need to be a little more careful out in public.

In the weeks before and after Spring Festival, pickpocketing and other petty crimes are more common around China, especially in crowded places like train stations, transportation hubs, bus stops, popular tourist attractions and metro cars. Remain vigilant and beware of theives and other scammers during this time of year.

Watch Out for Pickpocketing and Other Scams Over CNY
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Pickpocketing in China
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Pickpocketing in China
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Pickpocketing in China
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Pickpocketing in China
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pickpocket in China
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Click here for tips on how to avoid being pickpocketed during the Lunar New Year rush.

Lost your phone? Click here for steps on what to do next.

Bank card missing? Click here for a full guide on how to get a replacement card.

If you’ve been robbed while carrying valuable identification documents, click here for a quick overview on what you’ll need to do to get a new passport and visa.

And whatever you do, don’t fall for the tea scam.

This article was originally published in February 2018. It has been updated and republished on January 17, 2020.

[Cover image via Pixabay]

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