LOS ANGELES--(Bob Arno, “The King of the Pickpockets,” is a good man to have on your side. Arno will be featured in the upcoming National Geographic Channel special, “Pickpocket King,” premiering Friday, December 2, 2011, at 8 PM ET/PT.)--In today’s world of ever-increasing theft, fraud and ID threats,
“In the way you dress, how you move, what you carry—you send signals you're not even aware of, but the thief tunes right in. They're chameleons—they step into your space as if they belong there.”
As an internationally recognized authority on street-crimes and identity theft, Arno knows the latest techniques used by today’s con artists. When Arno isn’t fully imbedded inside the world of professional thieves to interact, study, learn, and even videotape the criminal counterculture, he travels the globe lecturing and sharing his knowledge with captivated audiences through outrageous demonstrations and wickedly funny comic relief.
But behind all Arno’s hilarity and side-splitting humor lay very serious, vital and timely lessons revealing the 21st century tricks of pickpockets, scam artists and thieves who prowl among us everyday.
“A great pickpocket executes moves on par with a Russian ballet dancer's,” says Arno. "In the way you dress, how you move, what you carry—you send signals you're not even aware of, but the thief tunes right in. They're chameleons—they step into your space as if they belong there."
Arno also has his fingers on the pulse of today’s technologically advanced crooks. “It’s vital to remember that savvy pickpockets turn even a cash-thin wallet into big bucks through credit card fraud, ID theft, document fraud and home robbery,” says Arno. “I hope to keep the world just a little bit safer with some helpful tips and strategies this holiday season.”
The National Geographic Channel special is a rare inside glance into how an international crew of pickpockets operates as Arno immerses himself into the world of the real steal – Naples, Italy’s and its notorious pros - a different game than the stage pickpocketing seen by many worldwide.
And as Arno learns new techniques from criminals who make their living by stealing from others, both his skills and his nerves are put to the ultimate test in the shadows of Mt. Vesuvius.
Bob Arno’s BLOG: http://thiefhunters.com
For more information on National Geographic Channel’s special “Pickpocket King” visit www.natgeotv.com.