Have a Safe and Joyful Holiday
Thursday, November 16, 2006
The holidays are always a special time of year. It is also a time when we become busy and more vulnerable to holiday crime. |
Be aware that criminals sometimes pose as couriers delivering gifts. Be careful about answering your door to strangers, and use a peephole or latch your screen or storm door if possible.
It is also not uncommon for criminals to take advantage of people's generosity during the holiday season by soliciting donations over the telephone or door-to-door for bogus charitable causes. Ask for identification, and find out how the donated funds will be used. You might want to make your donation to a recognized charitable organization. Remember that many organizations have names that are very similar to well known charities.
I send you my best wishes for a wonderful holiday season.