During the holidays a lot of scrooges start to emerge on the surface. The holiday shopping, all those packages on the doorsteps, and presents under the tree are very tempting for some people. Holiday season burglars can steal the cheer from your holiday season. However, if you stay well-informed about their latest scams you will be able to avoid becoming a victim of theft. Planning on doing some holiday shopping? You better keep an eye out to ensure safety.
One woman in Prince George’s County in Maryland shared her story so that she can help other people avoid falling prey to scams of burglars. There was a photo posted of Facebook which warned people about the newest scam that appeared in her area. She went shopping and came out to her car. Then, she noticed a $100 bill on her windshield. It was counterfeit and she took a photo of it. The photo made its way onto Fox News. If you try to reach for the bill a burglar may try to steal your car while you are distracted.
Follow these tips if you want to avoid theft during the holidays:
- Leave a Light on in your house – an easy target for burglars are empty houses, but if you leave the house for a few hours, you better leave a few lights on to make it look like someone’s at home.
- Lock your car – a lot of people leave packages in plain sight in the back seat of the car and this makes it a target for many burglars. You better put them in a trunk out of sight and make sure to lock your car.
- Do not overshare on social media – if you are gone for the day or a few weeks, do not share too much information on social media about your travels. This may let others know that your house is empty and this is highly significant if your profile is public.
For more burglar scams you can watch this video and share the post to warn your friends about holiday season burglars.