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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Shares Holiday Shopping Safety Tips


The holiday season is here and holiday shoppers are already lining up for sales.  The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has compiled a list of 10 holiday shopping safety tips for the community to remember during this holiday season.

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- Expect to encounter crowds and long lines.  When shopping with your children, especially younger children, snap a photo of each one with your smart phone before heading out.  If your child becomes separated from you, you will have a current photo and an accurate clothing description to provide to store security and law enforcement.

- Be aware of your surroundings.

- Do not purchase items from non-licenses solicitors in parking lots

- Make sure valuable items are not left in plain sight in vehicles.

- Report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.  If you see something, say something.

- Practice patience! Long lines can lead to short tempers. Expect to encounter possibly frustrating delays on major shopping days.

- Never leave your purse, wallet, cell phone, or shopping cart unattended.

- Notify the credit card issuer immediately if your credit card is lost, stolen or misused.

- Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, con-artists may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings.

- Commit random acts of kindness, and do whatever you know is right! :)

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Deputies will be on-duty and out in force throughout the holidays to help the residents we serve.  Before going to holiday events and consuming alcohol, have a plan, and have a designated driver.

Happy holidays!

 Story and Photo Courtesy of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station.

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Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Shares Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

Article: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Shares Holiday Shopping Safety Tips
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Newsroom