Since the Holiday Shopping Season is now in full swing here are a few safety reminders.
1. Make sure your vehicle is locked.
2. Make sure no valuables are visible inside your vehicle.
3. Make sure any packages or valuables are in the trunk or out of sight.
4. Keep your purse zipped up.
5. Keep your purse on your shoulder. Do NOT lay I️t in your shopping cart.
6. Be aware of your surroundings.
7. Only shop at retailers with well lighted parking areas at night.
8. If you’re approached by someone and the deal is to good to be true, it’s probably a scam.
9. If approached about a “deal” on an iPad or iPhone examine the item well. A scam going around for years is a “sealed” box with a piece of tile in I️t.
10. If you make a large purchase like a TV, game console unit, or high end electronics, do not sit the box outside. Cut the box up and place I️t in a trash bag. By placing the whole box outside you’re advertising to criminals exactly what you have inside your home.
11. If your purchasing a bicycle, motorcycle, go-kart, ATV, UTV, or car make sure they are locked up. Sitting them on the front lawn is advertising for the criminal element.
12. If you’re making purchases thru yard sale pages, Craigslist, or other sales pages arrange to meet at your local law enforcement agency to avoid scams or robbery.
13. Keep expensive gifts hidden until Christmas morning. Putting them under the tree early just makes them easy targets for criminals.
14. Don’t “brag” in public about what your giving or expecting to receive, you never know who’s listening.
15. After making a large purchase, make sure someone else didn’t watch you and are now following you home with the intent to come back later to steal the item.
As the Olde saying goes, “An ounce or prevention is better than a pound of cure”.
We want everyone to have a HAPPY AND SAFE Holiday Season.
OUR FINAL SAFETY TIP IS SLOW DOWN, WEAR YOUR SEATBELT, and DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!!!
If you are having a company or job related Christmas Party where alcoholic beverages are served, plan ahead.
If your the owner of a business having a Christmas Party where alcoholic beverages are going to be served it’s your responsibility to make sure your employees arrive home safely.