(Nov. 20, 2013) - Don't let the spirit of the holidays lull you into giving burglars, muggers and scam artists a better chance to do their dirty work. Here are some tips from the Crime Prevention Coalition to help you celebrate safely this holiday season:
Holiday Traveling Safety:
If you're out in the evening:
Holiday Shopping Safety:
If a stranger comes to the door:
Beware. Criminals sometimes pose as couriers, delivering gifts. And it's not uncommon for people to try to take advantage of others' generosity by asking for donations when there's no charity involved. Ask for identification, and find out how the fund will be used. If you aren't satisfied, don't give.
Take a holiday home inventory:
Take photos or make videos of items, and list descriptions and serial numbers. If your home is burglarized, having a detailed inventory can help identify stolen items and make insurance claims easier to file. Include anything of value - and remember to check your list twice!
Interested in learning more?American Family Insurance offers a variety of resources to keep you and your family safe during the holiday season.Small Business Holiday Safety | Holiday Fire Prevention | Holiday Identity Theft Protection
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