‘Tis the Season to be…Robbed?

Miami Security Company, Bryant Security offers holiday crime prevention tips, to have a safe and happy holiday season.

Director of Operations at Bryant Security, Rene Zerquera is  issuing holiday crime prevention tips, to stay safe this holiday season. “During the Holiday Season you must be on high alert at all times. Crooks are watching and waiting for you to slip up. Don’t be a target, be aware!”

Shop during the daylight hours whenever possible and use the buddy system

Carry your cash, ID, and credit cards in your front pocket and avoid taking a purse or wallet if possible

Be extra careful if you do carry a wallet or purse. They are the prime targets of criminals in crowded shopping areas

Pay for purchases with a check or credit card when possible.

Avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion to avoid mishaps.

Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, “con-artists” may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings

While walking to your car have your keys in hand.

Look inside your car before you unlock the door

Credit Card use and online purchases:

Keep an eye on your credit card every time you use it, and make sure you get it back as quickly as possible.

Never respond to emails that request you provide your credit card info via email

Never provide your credit card information on a website that is not a secure site

Sign your credit cards as soon as you receive them

Only carry around credit cards that you absolutely need. Don’t carry around extra credit cards that you rarely use.

If you find any charges that you don’t have a receipt for — or that you don’t recognize — report these charges promptly (and in writing) to the credit card issuer.

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