Around Town Safety
· Go out with friends and family when possible.
· Keep purse and bags close to your body.
· Do not carry large amounts of cash or credit cards.
· Have regular checks like social security deposited directly into your account.
· When in your car keep doors locked. Be extra cautious in parking lots and garages.
· If you feel uneasy about a person or place, follow your intuition and leave.
· Install quality locks on doors and windows and keep them locked.
· Before letting in any delivery or service person ask for proper identification.
· Always make sure that your address number is clear and visible so emergency personnel can find your home quickly.
· Consider installing an alarm system with emergency monitoring in case of burglary, fire, or medical emergency.
Don’t Fall for a Con
· Do not fall for any plan that is too good to be true—it usually is!
· Never give out any personal information over the phone.
· Never let anyone push you into signing an insurance policy, or sales contract of any kind.
· Be aware of anyone claming to represent a consumer organization or government agency that is offering to recover lost money from fraudulent telemarketers for a fee.
· Check out anything suspicious with the Police Department or Better Business Bureau.
You can also call the National Consumers League Fraud Information Center at (800) 876-7060.