Top Tips on Keeping Safe This Xmas in Lifestyle
The festive season is full of fun - but it's important to keep yourself safe too. Why not read some of our tips to protect yourself, your stuff and your surroundings?
If a deal looks too good to be true, it might just be. When paying for things make sure there is a padlock on the address bar, this shows it’s a secure connection.
Keep your identity safe
Read our top tips on how to avoid somebody else using your name to use your money.
Keep your stuff secure
Keep your bag closed and make sure your wallet and purse isn’t easily grabbed.
Keep your presents tight
Make sure you don’t leave your shopping bags out your sight. And don’t leave gifts in the car for all to see!
Going Out Partying
Look after your stuff
Thieves can take the opportunity to grab your belongings if you aren’t looking
Look after your mates
Make sure everybody gets home safely – figure out how you are all getting home before you go out.
Look after yourself
Don’t walk home alone, and remember, alcohol impairs your judgement and can leave you vulnerable.
Look after your cash
Always make sure you have enough to get home
Keeping Property Secure
Protect your stuff
Theives will know you probably have more valuable things in your home this time of year – make sure windows and doors are locked and secure
It can be easy for a thief to slip in to parties – make sure you don’t let anyone that hasn’t been introduced by someone you know.
Protect while you’re away
Use timers on lights, cancel deliveries and ask your neighbours to keep an eye on the place. And don’t advertise on social media that you have an empty house!
Protect from fire
Unplug your TV, computer, microwave, toaster and other appliances around the house. A fault could develop at any time so they are better switched off and unplugged