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Unfortunately, with the holiday seasons comes the holiday criminal. They have a renewed vigor to wreak havoc. Whether that is because of their own Christmas list fulfillment issues or because they just get a whole new crop of targets, its not easy to know.
What can be easy, is to keep yourself safe through it all. Just follow some simple steps and be aware of your surroundings.
IF we are talking about protection during the holidays we also have to mention online protection. Online protection is of the utmost importance when you are in public. Most of us switch the WIFI on at home and leave it that way. If we opt to use public WIFI we put all of our information at risk. TURN IT OFF!
Most of the break ins, during the holiday season, occur between 10am and 2 pm. This is that sweet spot where most of us are away. While we are hard at work our home is most vulnerable. During the holidays, everyone knows there are some goodies hiding in the house. Because of this they take action.
Hire a cleaning service through the month of December. Tell them you need them there around the middle of the day. This will give thieves a moment of pause during the day.
Obviously there has been a spike in online shopping but there are still times when we head out into the world for that special gift. If you are out shopping you are already a potential target. Be very particular about where you shop, the time of day and who is with you. You must pay attention to the people who are around you. They could be following you at a distance.
If you see the same face in the store in multiple areas it may not be a coincidence.