James has been pinching passports for the Foreign Office again to show just how easily you could get scammed. Last year the Passport Hustle campaign reached over 100,000 people, helping to raise awareness of the tricks thieves use to steal over 20,000 UK passports each year. This year, James is back with some new tricks which show just how easily he can swipe yours.

James said, “With identity theft on the rise, the actual cost of losing your passport could be thousands of pounds. Criminals and con-men are always evolving the tricks they use to target tourists, but these simple tips will really help you to stay safe. Always trust your instincts and be aware of anyone invading your personal space.”