During the holidays malls and shopping areas will be more crowded than at any other time of the year. As you step into the stores, you are more preoccupied than usual. You’re on a mission! These holiday shopping safety tips will help you from being robbed. If Possible, Leave Your Purse At Home, Don’t Carry Any More Cash or Credit Cards Than You Absolutely Need,Walk In Busy, Well Lit Areas, Be Aware Of The Area Around You.
- Carry only necessary items (ID and money) in a wallet, tucked safely in your pocket.
- If you don’t have pockets or there are additional items you prefer to carry, such as makeup, keys, and/or your phone, then consider putting them in a bag that wraps around your stomach and can be hidden from view. Also, a backpack strapped around both shoulders will work as well.
- Usually, one credit card is enough, and you should have the customer service number written down somewhere so that you can report the card stolen immediately if your purse is stolen.
“Carry only necessary items (ID and money) in a wallet, tucked safely in your pocket.”