Holiday Shopping Safety
The hectic rush of holiday shopping over the next couple of days can put consumers at greater risk for theft.
Law enforcement and consumer professionals recommend that shoppers prepare a list ahead of time, only carry the credit cards and ID that they need, and plan their expenses in advance to avoid carrying too many bags at once.
When checking out of a store, shoppers should remain at the register long enough to get their receipt, put their change or credit card back in place, organize their shopping bags and ensure that their wallet or purse is in secure position.
Even greater risk can arise from purse snatching, such as identity theft or a stolen vehicle if car keys are inside of the bag at the time.
While you’re out buying that last minute gift or decorations for the house, be sure to take the time to slow down and remember these tips.