Tips For Safe Shopping

- Shop during daylight hours whenever possible. If you must shop at night, go with a friend or family member. - Dress casually and comfortably - Avoid wearing expensive jewelry. - Do not carry a purse or wallet, if possible. - Even though you are rushed and thinking about a thousand things, stay alert to your surroundings. - Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. - Pay for purchases with a check or credit card when possible. - Keep cash in your front pocket. - Notify the credit card issuer immediately if your credit card is lost, stolen, or misused. - Keep a record of all of your credit card numbers in a safe place at home. - Be extra careful if you do carry a wallet or purse. They are the prime targets of criminals in crowded shopping areas. - Avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion to avoid mishaps. - Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, "con-artists" may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings. Stay safe! Visit and for all of your self defense and security item needs.