Pick-Pocket, Scams, Con's and Swindles


Go beyond just magic! Dan Chan spent the last 16 years studying the world's best pickpocket. After he absorbed all the standard steals he went on to develop new techniques, routines, and steals. Entertain your guests with rarely seen pickpocketing feats at your next event. For stage shows consider having Dan explain how to avoid common cons and pickpockets. You will be absolutely astounded by the pick-pocketing portion of Dan's performance. Dan's studies in social engineering and misdirection led to encounters with eclectic and bizarre individuals, including Romanian short change artists, Ukrainian pickpockets, as well as con-men, hustlers and card sharks. Hear stories about how Dan was able to perform the ultimate hustle himself as he "conned the con", avoiding detection while pickpocketing an experienced pickpocket and avoiding detection. Afterward, the pick-pocket confidentially revealed his "street techniques" to Dan. In another encounter, Dan met up with a Romanian former short change artist, now earning an honest living, had a run in with the bold Dan which he will not forget in a hurry. This particular con artist revealed the occult secrets of the short-change scams that operate so widely in far-flung corners of the globe.

Dan has honed his skills to such a high level that street pick-pockets, loss prevention experts, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and magicians have been fooled by his innovative pickpocketing techniques. While lecturing on the topic of "loss of situational awareness", Dan performs certain steals formerly thought impossible by many magicians. The sheer intrigue and compelling nature of the show has led Dan to be selected to entertain cyber-security companies displaying at conventions and conferences such as Black Hat, RSA, Secure World, and DEF CON.

Your guests will be completely astounded as they check their pockets to find out that Dan Chan has already rifled through the contents. The looks on their faces will be priceless as they suddenly realize that the master thief has surreptitiously deprived them of their possessions. Pick Pocketing is an intriguing art form which takes place up-close and personal, and in a way that amazes not only the unsuspecting volunteer but causes a ripple of astonishment throughout the entire audience! Of course, the steals are performed in a manner that is tasteful and tactful, with an element of humor, but without ever giving offense. Have Dan perform his amazing act at your next event and your guests will be talking about the experience for years! If you're planning on traveling to Barcelona, Prague, Rome, Madrid, Paris, Buenos Aires, Florence, Amsterdam, Hanoi, or Athens you'll want to learn how to protect yourself from pickpockets. Learn how to avoid pick-pockets and other common travel scams. Find out first hand why Dan has been featured in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno, and Tahoe!

"Dan is amazing! Definitely the best magician in the Bay Area. He pick-pocketed a bunch of hackers at the RSA security conference we were at." Yulong Z. - RSA Conference

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