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Don't Be a Target for Crooks While You Travel

Monday, 06 December 2004 12:00 AM

2. See if you can have this trusted neighbor pick up your daily mail and newspaper deliveries, as well as any advertising flyers and circulars that you may receive while you are gone. If possible, have this trusted neighbor park their vehicle in your driveway.

3. In general, only tell your travel plans to those whom you trust, and who really need to know. Never leave your travel details on your answering machine’s message. Always make sure you keep your garage door closed and locked. This is one of the most common ways bandit burglars make entry into your home.

4. Use automatic timers to turn on and off your lights and radio (turn your radio to a talk show rather than a music station) at varying times while you are gone.

5. Carry traveler’s checks or credit cards, not large amounts of cash. Also, leave all your jewelry, airline tickets and other valuables in a secure room safe or the hotel’s safety deposit box. Be sure to have a written record of your traveler’s checks and credit card numbers and keep them in a safe place in case the traveler’s checks or credit cards are lost or stolen.

6. When staying at a hotel or motel, if possible, never leave your luggage unattended. It is a common tactic of thieves to use a “distraction” to draw your attention elsewhere so they can steal your valuables while you are at the airport or while you are checking in to a hotel.

7. Don’t open your hotel room door unless you know the identity of the person on the other side of the door (most hotel room doors should have peepholes). If you have any doubt, contact the hotel’s front desk for verification. Also, be sure to report to the front desk, hotel security and police any suspicious persons or activities you may observe.

8. When you leave your room, even for a brief period of time, lock the door and leave a light and radio/TV on.

While enjoying you holiday travel, you can never be too aware, too prepared or too careful. Never leave your “common sense” at home while you are enjoying your holiday travel. “Common sense” is your best choice for you and your family’s safety and security.

For more information on holiday travel security and safety, contact your local police department’s crime prevention officer. He or she will be happy to assist you in making your holiday travel as safe and secure as possible. (Note: If you manufacture or distribute any Security, Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Defense or Crime Prevention related products, please send information on your product line for possible future reference in this column to: CrimePrevention123@yahoo.com.)

Copyright 2004 by Bruce Mandelblit

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