Travelling Safely in Copenhagen

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Travelling safely in Copenhagen...
... and also in Denmark!
 
 
Safety Precautions in Copenhagen & Denmark
 

Safety Precautions in Copenhagen...
...especially in crowded areas!

Cynical Pickpockets - Trick Thieves and Con Men!

Like in any other Capital City or Metropolitan areas - Copenhagen has it’s problems with professional pickpockets and cynical trick thieves that mainly target Visitors and Tourists - and are spread all over the city with their criminal activities. Even though Copenhagen records a very low crime rate - and is a quite safe place to be and live - pocket thieves operate in crowded tourist areas - where the risk of being a victim for these sneaky criminals is higher on the Pedestrian Street “Strøget” - and the area around the Central Station and in S-Trains - as well as Cinemas - Cafés - Restaurants - Tivoli and Public Transportation etc.. So be careful with your personal belongings and always use your common sense. If any attempt - you should immediately contact the police.

Warning! - Warning! - Warning!
Many trick thieves and con men cross the Danish boarders - and enter the city especially in the summer months of May - June - July - August and September - and especially at Christmas Time - with the intention of operating with their criminal and nasty inventiveness - especially and particularly at over-packed areas that are flourishing with tourists and cruise passengers. Take especially good care of your bag - wallet - cell-phone - iPhone - camera - jewellery - wrist watch - and anything else of value - and never carry more than DKK 100-200 with you - as there are ATMs everywhere. So be careful with your personal belongings - and always use your common sense.

Beggars in the City - and your Practical Sense!
Many beggars from abroad have found a safe haven in Copenhagen - and especially in crowded areas - where they make a fortune every day - all year round - on the behalf of naive foreigners and tourists - which is an annoying element for the police - shop owners and Copenhageners. We advise you not to encourage these wealthy beggars with quite a fortune in their baggage and back in their homeland - by giving them any money - as we want them chased out of the city - as fast as possible. So be careful with your personal belongings beside these immoral crooks - and always use your practical sense according to the situation. Contact the police immediately if you are harassed by any suspect or other criminal elements.

ATM Machines - and Credit Card Fraud!

Protect your PIN code - when you use the ATM machines in Copenhagen - and avoid fraud from strangers behind you. Always look over your shoulder before beginning the transaction. Be suspicious of strange devices on ATM machines - if any doubt - report it immediately. Keep in mind - that there are criminal elements in every city around the world - so always protect your PIN code at ATM machines and other places - when using your credit card - and remember your credit card and money after every transaction!


Backpacks in front
It is recommended - even though it may be a bit inconvenient - that all persons wearing and carrying any type of backpacks - with their private documents - personal belongings - money - credit cards - electronic gadgets and devices etc. should move their backpacks in front - if there are any kind of valuables in these bags.

Hotel & restaurant buffets
Especially at hotel and restaurant buffets - it is recommended that you always take your bag or purse with you - when you leave your table and are up for a treat at the buffet station. Always take your handbag with you - when you depart your seat.

Open boarders in Denmark - and hordes of illegal felons
Its very easy to enter Denmark - as all the Danish boarders are open - with limited control - and many criminals from abroad with very dirty nails - and hordes of illegal felons with corrupted minds use the free entrance to Denmark as a Eldorado to conduct their many illegal and lawbreaking operations plus plundering expeditions all over the Danish nation. That is one of many disadvantages living in a free - open and democratic society.

Pirate Taxies!
There are many "Pirate Taxies" in Copenhagen - and we highly recommend you not to take one of these - due to lack of proper insurance and other type of legal protection. Contact the police immediately if you are harassed or robbed by these criminal drivers!

Police - Fire - Ambulance - Tel: 112

Police Politi

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Pickpockets and Thieves
Mind pickpockets in crowded tourist areas - as many con men and thieves will enter Copenhagen for the tourist season.
 
Contact the Police
If you are harassed by anyone contact the police immediately.
 
ATM-machines in Copenhagen
Always protect your PIN code - when you use the ATM machines in Copenhagen - and avoid fraud from strangers behind you. And always look over your shoulder before beginning the transaction service. Remember your card and money after the transaction!
 
Backpacks in front
Always carry your backpack in front of you - if there are any kinds of valuables in these bags.
 
Hotel & Restaurant Buffets
Always take your handbag along with you - when you depart your seat - and are up for a treat at the buffet station.
 
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