Project Childsafe

Zephyrhills Crime Prevention Connection

Protect yourself from identity Theft

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Have a safe Holiday.......

  • Shop during daylight hours whenever possible.
  • Shop with friends and family, especially at night.
  • Be extra careful if you carry a wallet or purse. They are the prime targets of criminals in crowded areas.
  • Keep cash and credit cards in your front pocket.
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
  • Pay for purchases with a credit card or check when possible.
  • Stay alert to your surroundings.
  • Notify your credit card issuer immediately if your credit card is lost, stolen or misused.
  • Keep a record of all of your credit card numbers in a safe place at home.
  • Avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion to avoid mishaps.
  • Keep packages in your trunk.
  • Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, con-artists try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings.
  • If you're leaving town for the holidays, make sure your home appears occupied by using timer lights and having neighbors take care of your mail and newspapers.
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