Avoid the Laptop Airport Scam

Going through security at airports can be a nightmare, even if you have TSA Pre-Check. Putting your most valuable possessions in an x-ray machine to have them disappear out of your eye for a few moments can be unnerving. Most of the time, our possessions are waiting on the other side. However, thieves have devised a way to scam this simple process in order to steal your laptop, and you should be warned how it works.

While it’s possible to explain by text, it’s a lot easier watching it on video. Check out this snippet from the UK television show The Real Hustle. The next time you’re going through the detector, always have your laptop bag within eyesight.

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  1. says

    This is a good video. My wife and I recently watched some other episodes from The Real Hustle and it really paid off a couple of times in Europe a few weeks ago. It was shocking how many scams seem so innocent.


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