Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

The holidays are a critical time to be alert and cautious when purchasing valuable gifts. Follow these tips to ensure shopping safety this holiday season.

  1. Shop in the daylight.
  2. Protect your car by always locking it. Park in lit areas and do not leave a running car unattended.
  3. Store purchased gifts in a concealed manor, preferably in a trunk.
  4. Hide electronics in the glove compartment.
  5. Protect your GPS system. Hide all evidence including suction cups on the glass.
  6. Have your keys ready when approaching your vehicle.
  7. Do not carry large amounts of cash.
  8. Be cautious when using an ATM.
  9. Report a stolen credit card immediately.
  10. Be cautious of your purse and wallet.
  11. Avoid placing valuable gifts in plain sight.
  12. Be careful when discarding the packaging of valuable items.
  13. Call the police to report suspicious behavior.

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