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Watch for thieves at security-checkpoints

The Scam: Before you walk through the metal detector at airport security, a
person from behind cuts ahead of you. As he tries to walk through the metal scanner, the alarm
rings and the line comes to a halt; it turns out he has “forgotten” to remove his keys
and loose change. “Meantime,” says Peter Greenberg, “his accomplice has gone
through ahead of you and is picking up all your stuff from the conveyor belt and leaving with

Advice: Avoid placing your tray of valuables on the X-ray machine conveyor belt
until you are ready to walk through the metal detector, and keep an eye on your belongings as they
come out the other side.


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