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Time magazine called him "the world's foremost expert on the techniques of pickpockets." Bob Arno scouts the world's major cities to track and film pickpockets, con artists, and scam artists in action. His extraordinary footage is frequently used on news- and talk shows and is a highlight of his presentations.
Mr. Arno is a speaker, entertainer, author, documentarian, and special lecturer to law enforcement agencies on fraud and security matters. Intriguing and immediately engrossing, he's considered the authority on worldwide street criminals. As a comedy pickpocket performer, his career spans thirty years of success on four continents. He delivers some of the longest sustained laughter in conference keynotes--guaranteed hysteria. Bob Arno is funny, but he also delivers a gripping reality. His presentations are thought provoking, timely, and deeply absorbing.
Bob Arno takes what he learns on the streets and incorporates it into his presentations. MasterCard, Infosys, Bank of America, Ikea, Blue Cross, and AARP have all had their pockets picked by Mr. Arno, con artist of the conference trade.
As a global street-crime and anti-theft consultant, Mr. Arno is a leading international provider of theft risk management solutions for travelers in the business and leisure sectors. His upbeat presentations teach awareness and how to avoid personal theft when traveling, even if the journey is only across town.
Bob Arno provides a worldly perspective on diversion theft techniques and the latest international trends. Secrets of the Steal Business covers identity theft as well as pick pocketing and con games. Police have directly credited Mr. Arno for many arrests. Travelers directly credit him for many near misses.
Mr. Arno demonstrates his twisted take on pickpockets in The Art of the Steal. His hour of high-impact, high-comedy, and audience participation triumphs when getting everybody happy and talking to each other. And he's a powerful closer at gala finale dinners.
Bob Arno has been profiled or quoted on NPR, CNN, MSNBC, ABC's 20/20, The Travel Channel, The Learning Channel, Discovery, Court TV, in National Geographic Traveler, Law and Order, the New York Times, USA Today, and countless others. He has lectured for the Police Departments of Chicago, San Diego, Houston, Las Vegas, Detroit, Honolulu, Anaheim, and many abroad; for the California Tourism Safety & Security Conference, the International Tourism Safety and Security Conference, and many others; for Kroll & Associates, RSA Security Conference and Expo, and more. He taught an accredited course at the Connecticut State Police Training Academy.
Bob Arno is co-author with his wife and partner, Bambi Vincent, of Travel Advisory: How to Avoid Thefts, Cons, and Street Scams (Bonus Books, 2003).
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