From wallets to phones and more, we’ve all been targeted in some form or another. Most often than not, we are blissfully unaware when it happens.


Pickpocketers can strike anytime and anywhere and often work in pairs. Their key weapon: Distraction. 


According to Daily Mail, they “enlisted the help of professional on-stage pickpocket  'Magic' Matt  Windsor to enact the seven common ways we make ourselves vulnerable to light-fingered thieves – and the simple ways you can prevent them.”  Matt Windsor has “been working as a magician and pickpocket for 20 years, having taught himself how to steal people's belongings unsuspected.” 
His most famous target has been a member of the Royal Family - Prince Edward at a fundraiser.

Watch the video as he shows you how easy it is to get pick-pocketed and how you can avoid it: