Tuesday, July 22

Welcome to Lucerne, Switzerland - Home of the Wallet Inspector!

Remember the 'wallet inspector' thief from The Simpsons?

  • Nerd: "Don't worry, Mr. Simpson. We'll be fine."

{Snake comes up to them}

  • Snake: "Uh, wallet inspector."

  • Doug: "Oh, well. Here you go. I believe everything's in order."

  • Snake: "Woah. I can't believe that worked!"

  • Homer: "I am so smart. I am so smart. I am so smart. S-M-R-T....Uh, I mean S-M-A-R-T." - Simpson's Wiki

Well it seems that some visitors to Lucerne, Switzerland are also being suckered by wallet inspectors.

Wrong policemen as thieves on tour
Be cautious there are wrong policemen in town.

They act as follows:
One perpetrator introduces him to you and tells you to be a tourist.  He involves you into a dialog.  After a while the other two perpetrators in plainclothes identify themselves as policemen.  They tell that they have to control the wallets.  First, the accomplice shows them his wallet therefore you will think to do the same and will hand them out your purse.  The wrong policemen will get the purse back to you and they will tell you that everything is all right… But your money will be stolen unseen.

And all these Europeans are supposed to be so smart and sophisticated. How about executing fake policemen? That would be a good way to fight that crime.


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