I want to apologize, it's been a while since my last update. To tell the truth, I have been extremely lazy lately and I have no excuse for slacking... On top of that, I only gave 2 or 3 cards in all March, shame on me! I think I'm getting old.
Anyhow, a reader shared a good tactic to keep safe: instead of keeping your money in your wallet, use a different object, like a cardholder, or a cigarette case. It might seem a bit farfetched, but thieves target mainly wallets, and there's a good chance you can send them on a wrong track. However, pickpockets often spy on their mark, waiting for them to reveal where they keep their wallet: if you are seen using your cigarette case to hold your cash, you're as good as any other schmuck.
The solution is to keep some money in both your cardholder (or whatever) and your wallet, and only use your wallet. If you are victim of a theft, at least all money is not lost.
Incidentally, if you are interested in conman's argot, take a look at this website: Scoundrel's Slang ! If you hear this jargon while travelling, beware!