Meridian Township Police Promotes Shopping Safety Tips

Meridian Township Police Promotes Shopping Safety Tips

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP - As residents prepare to celebrate the holiday season, the Meridian Township Police Department has provided safety tips for making your holiday shopping trouble-free. Township officials also remind residents to follow social distancing requirements, gathering restrictions and COVID-19 safety precautions if participating in-person holiday shopping this year.

Tips for In-person Shopping:

-Shop during daylight hours whenever possible.
-Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. If you do carry cash, keep it in your front pocket.
-Do not leave your car with the motor running or with children inside.
-Do not leave packages or valuables on the seat of your car. Lock them in the trunk or put them out of sight.
-Be sure to locate your keys prior to going to your car.
-Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason.
-If you feel uncomfortable, ask mall or store security for an escort before leaving your shopping location.

Tips for Online Shopping:

-Do not buy from unfamiliar retailers without confirming it is a legitimate or secured website.
-Do not save your credit card information on your accounts.
-Avoid using public Wi-Fi when making purchases online.
-Avoid “special offer” holiday shopping scam emails.
-After purchasing gifts, keep an eye on all your accounts and bank statements.
-Ship your items to a secure location.

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