Thursday, December 1, 2016

Holiday Shopping-Stay Safe

Christmas shopping is in full swing now, and the stores are just as busy as ever.  We want to help keep you safe this holiday season as you enjoy picking out just the right gift for your loved ones. Here are some tips to keep you safe and harm-free.
  1. Stay alert. Be aware of suspicious people, vehicles, or situations around you.  Keep you purse, bags, or wallet close to your person.
  2. Park in well-lit areas.  Have your keys ready before you arrive at your car.  Keep your doors locked.
  3. Don't leave valuables in your vehicle. If you do leave valuables or recently purchased shopping, keep them in a trunk.  Remember the old adage, "out of sight, out of mind."
  4. Don't carry around large amounts of cash.  Don't pull out credit or debit cards until asked by cashiers.  Don't make it easy for someone to snap a picture of your card, or pick pocket you for that extra cash.
  5. Shop with friends.  There is safety in numbers.
  6. If you are shopping with small children, keep them close.  Make a plan ahead of time if you get separated.  Explain that they can go talk to a clerk if they get lost.
It's such a magical time of year, we hope that a few helpful tips will continue spreading the magic of Christmas through out the season.

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