Money, you could be mugged in, Paris, Chicago, San Francisco, London, Singapore, Houston, Tokyo etc, this means you can be mugged in a third world country as well. (WHY) These people are as poor as poor gets, and unlike many western countries they are poor because of a lack of opportunities no because of disdain for the system.They don’t want or need to hurt you, they just want money. There are some simple ways to deal with this. Here are multiple methods.1) never carry more money on your person than is needed for the specific outing.2) If you must carry a larger amount of $ with you, split it up, carry a small amount in your front pocket ie ’20 euros/dollars’ carry the rest in a inconspicuous spot ie ‘ hidden pocket in jacket, inside shoes, belt pouch’ this way if someone implies a forceful situation you hand over what seems to be all your money.3) If you have more than one credit/debit card never carry more than one of them on your person, unless absolutely necessary. Leave the rest in different locations throughout your room, or with the hostel/hotel reception, along with passport, they almost always have a safe to put things in, just make them account for your belongings before you leave. This way if you loose your card you will always have a back up.
4) When purchasing an item, if you have larger amounts of money with you don’t flash it in public, multiple eyes are always watching. Hence the prior recommendation, carry local money to the equal of 20 euros/dollars in front pocket, not a wallet.
5) When discussing items that cost more than 100 euros in a very public place, do so in a discrete manner.