Do not become a victim of crime

2016-12-08 06:01

A CAR

• Keep all doors locked and windows closed. Set your alarm or use an anti-theft device. Ensure vehicle is locked when using remote locking system before you walk away.

• If you must shop at night, park in a well-lit area.

• Avoid parking next to vans, trucks with camper shells or cars with tinted windows.

• Do not leave packages or valuables on the seat, rather lock it in boot.

• When approaching or leaving your vehicle, be aware of your surroundings.

At an ATM

• Choose one that is inside a shopping mall or a well-lit location.

• Protect your PIN by shielding the ATM keypad.

• Do not accept help from anyone if you did not request such.

Shopping

• Shop in the day if possible. If you must shop at night, ensure a friend or family member accompanies you.

• Be aware of your surroundings.

• Pay for purchases with a cheque or card if possible.

• 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.

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