ELF Newsletter: December 2017

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This month’s newsletter spotlighted “Tips For Seasonal Safety”

The Holiday Season is a time to celebrate with friends and family, but the hectic pace can also make it a stressful time of year. The holidays can present increased risks, especially if you are on a quest for gifts. Overcrowded stores and an increase in online shopping offer greater opportunities for thieves to target your valuables. 

Here are four tips to help you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. 

1. Watch Out for Porch Thieves: As more consumers look to the web to make their holiday purchases, packages dropped off on front porches and stoops provide thieves, with more opportunity to intercept home deliveries. When making a purchase online, take advantage of electronic delivery alerts and other protections to make sure your gifts are safely delivered and received. It may also be helpful to instruct any delivery drivers to drop off packages in a safe location at a specific time, opt to pick up any delivered items yourself from the nearest facility or ship the items to a business location.

2. Beware of Parking Lot Thieves: While you are in the mall purchasing gifts for your friends and family, be careful if you decide to drop off items in your car in the middle of your shopping trip. Purchases that you store in your car may catch the attention of thieves roaming through the parking lot in search of valuable items in locked and unlocked cars.”

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