During the holiday shopping season, it can be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle. But while you’re distracted thinking about your loved ones’ gifts – those with no good intentions could be focusing their attention on you.
There are safety precautions every person should take while shopping this year in order to avoid becoming the victim. Below you’ll find important advice to follow so that you can stay safe, and your holidays can stay joyful!
You’re not the only one counting down the days until the wintery-season, criminals are too. The blogger from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons discovered that many police departments share crucial tips for holiday shopping.
Don’t wear fancy jewelry while out looking for gifts.
Nothing draws attention to a bad guy more than a sparkly necklace around your neck. While it’s always nice to look nice – it’s not worth becoming a target for theft.
Keep the cash to a minimum if possible.
Shopping, of course, requires money to spend. However, the last thing you want is for a thief to notice all the bills in your wallet standing at the register. The best would be if you can get around using cash altogether.
Avoid shopping by yourself once the sun goes down.
You’re an easier target for a criminal if you’re all alone (and it’s dark outside). If possible, always shop with a friend during the evening and nighttime hours, and always park in lit-up areas nearest to the store.