Last minute Christmas shopping safety tips

Last minute Christmas shopping safety tips

Do you still have to do last-minute Christmas shopping? Take the following precautions to ensure that you can shop safely.  

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Shopping last minute can be a nightmare!

With many people on leave and Christmas just a few days away, malls and shopping complexes can be packed. 

Thieves are also on the prowl during this season, intending to rob many people of their hard-earned money. 

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Safety Tips: 

- Keep your bag close to your body. 

- Ensure your wallet, bank cards, and cell phone are securely placed in a closed bag. 

- Avoid going around with lots of cash on you. 

- Set a limit on your bank card accounts. 

-  Ensure your car is properly locked and all windows are closed before leaving the parking lot. 

- Do not trust strangers. 

- Do not allow shopping attendants to tell you they can sell you things at a better rate outside the store. 

- Check your car properly before entering, to see if any suspicious activities might have occurred while you were out. 

- Keep a safe distance from people to avoid those who might want to rob you by bumping into you. 

- Do not allow people to distract you in any way

- Don't leave your shopping bags unattended, whether because you are eating or going to the restroom etc. 

-  Pay attention to your surroundings at all times. 

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