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This Is Why Your 'Locked' Luggage Isn't As Safe As You Think

MARCH 2, 2016  —  By Sara Heddleston  
Sara Heddleston

Sara Heddleston

Sara has been working and writing online for so many years, she's unsure if she is still in corporeal form. She considers herself a jack of all trades, but would prefer it if you would stop calling her "Jack."

When traveling, it's best not to keep valuable items in a locked suitcase.

Your passport, credit cards, cash, and other important items should stay on your person (or at least close by). Some people believe that locking them in a suitcase is a safe alternative...but it isn't.

Even if you have a strong lock, the suitcase can be breached with relative ease.

Your locked suitcase isn't as safe as you think.

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Yet another example of how quickly a zip breach can occur:

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Expensive new luggage and gear may offer safer alternatives...but it's best to not take anything for granted (especially if you're traveling overseas). Traveler beware!

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