is the most wonderful time of the year. As we get busy with planning get-togethers
and shopping for the perfect gift we also might let our guard down and not
notice those that are just waiting for the opportunity to take advantage. Here
are a few Holiday Shopping Tips to help keep this season Merry and Bright:
Try to shop during the day.
Avoid wearing expensive jewelry.
Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
Pay for purchases with a check or credit card when
Keep cash in your front pocket.
Be extra careful if you do carry a wallet or purse.
They are the prime targets of criminals in crowded shopping areas and
Avoid overloading yourself with packages.
Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason.
Park in well-lit areas and stay alert as you walk to
and from your vehicle.
Remember where you parked and have your keys in your
hand as you approach your vehicle.
Do not leave packages or valuables where they are
visible through your car windows. Lock them in the trunk or take them
directly home if possible.
Be careful what you post online. Don’t alert potential
thieves to the fact that you aren’t at home.