TIPS FOR SAFE SHOPPING
â€¢ Shop during daylight hours whenever possible. If you must shop at night, go with a friend or family member.
â€¢ Dress casually and comfortably.
â€¢ Avoid wearing expensive jewelry.
â€¢ Do not carry a purse or wallet, if possible.
â€¢ Even though you are rushed and thinking about a thousand things, stay alert to your surroundings.
â€¢ Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
â€¢ Pay for purchases with a check or credit card when possible.
â€¢ Keep cash in your front pocket.
â€¢ Notify the credit card issuer immediately if your credit card is lost, stolen or misused.
â€¢ Keep a record of all of your credit card numbers in a safe place at home.
â€¢ Be extra careful if you do carry a wallet or purse. They are the prime targets of criminals in crowded shopping areas.
â€¢ Avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion to avoid mishaps.
â€¢ Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, "con-artists" may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings.