Stay safe on the high street this Christmas with our Shop Safe tips and information.
The festive period is traditionally the busiest time of the year for shopping and unfortunately, there are those who exploit the festive period for the wrong reasons but it only takes a few simple preventative measures to discourage criminals and stay safe.
- Use cash machines in well lit, non-secluded areas and stay alert. Check the machine hasn’t been tampered with, hide your PIN, be aware of who’s behind you and keep your cash out of view.
- When you’re out Christmas shopping, you might not realise how much all the presents you’re carrying around are worth – look after your shopping bags and don’t leave them out of your view.
- If you’re driving to the shops, park your car in a busy, well-lit area. Don’t keep any presents in the car for longer than you have to and always keep them out of view.
- Ensure your bag is closed and your purse or wallet is not easily accessible when not being used.