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.