Don't Let Crime Ruin Your Holiday
Here are some tips to help you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.
Tip 1: Watch Out for “Porch Pirates”
Packages dropped off on front porches provide opportunities for thieves to steal your home deliveries! Consider taking advantage of electronic delivery alerts, having your packages delivered to your office or purchasing security cameras for the exterior of your home.
Tip 2: Lock, Take, and Hide
Purchases stored in your vehicle may catch the attention of thieves roaming through the parking lot. Remember to LOCK, TAKE & HIDE. LOCK your doors, TAKE your keys, and HIDE your belongings. Also park in well-lit areas.
Tip 3: Protect your Identity
Before you head out to do your holiday shopping, take some steps to protect your personal information. Carry only those credit cards you need and avoid carrying social security cards, birth certificates or passports unless absolutely necessary. When shopping online, be sure to only use secure websites, log off from a site after you have completed your purchase, and monitor your bank accounts and credit card activity regularly throughout the holidays. #saferChristmas