The Las Vegas deputy city marshals and emergency management team have some tips about how to keep yourself, your home and your identity safe this holiday season.
If traveling out of town, get an automatic timer for your residential home lights, ask a neighbor to watch your home and to park their vehicle in your driveway from time to time. Don’t forget to have mail and newspaper delivery stopped.
If you are out for the evening — turn on lights and radio/tv to make it appear as if someone is home.
Be extra cautious about locking doors/windows at your home when you leave and don’t display gifts where they can be seen from outside.
Criminals sometimes pose as couriers delivering gifts. Be cautious when opening the door and accepting packages you are not expecting.
Being Safe When Shopping Online
Don’t give your personal information unless you are absolutely sure it is safe.
Secure shopping means that the use secure servers which receive and store your personal information in encrypted form so that if anyone intercepts your transaction they won’t be able to decode the data.
Secure site pages will have addresses starting with https, rather than http.
Be safe this holiday season and keep these tips in mind. Happy Holidays from Sgro & Roger.