Tips For Safe Holiday Shopping

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The holiday shopping season has officially begun. When you are out shopping this holiday make sure to be safe and stay alert. Here are some suggested tips to help you shop safely during this holiday season.

  • If you’re shopping with children, make a plan in case you get separated.
  • Use the buddy system. There’s safety in numbers.
  • Park in a well-lit area.
  • Always lock your vehicle and put valuables out of sight.
  • Carry a purse close to your body or don’t carry one at all.
  • Stay alert and aware of your surroundings when walking through malls and parking lots. talking on the phone and texting can be distracting and make you more likely to be targeted.
  • Don’t buy more than you can carry.
  • Have your keys in hand when approaching your vehicle.
  • Check the back seat and around the car before getting in.
  • When withdrawing cash from an ATM, look around and make sure the area is well-lit and safe.