Try not to walk alone or appear distracted by wearing headphones or talking on your cell phone. Do not carry or display large amounts of money or jewelry.
Check underneath and inside your car before entering. Keep you car in good working order, including cad and all fluid levels.
Routinely lock all windows and doors. Keep entrances well-lit. Use timers for lights, both inside and outside.
When going out, let someone know with whom you are going, where you are going, and if possible, the approximate time of your return. When you feel uncomfortable, trust your instincts.
Utilize an ATM located inside an open business whenever possible. Avoid using street ATMs during night time hours.
Always travel with another person, particularly at night. Walk with a purpose and project an assertive and business-like image. Criminals will be discouraged if you do not appear vulnerable or easily intimidated.
Release Social Security Number only when absolutely necessary- because it is the key to your credit and banking account. Do not have your Social Security Numbers printed on your checks or driver’s license.
Carry a whistle or similar type of noise maker. In the event of an emergency, the sound may scare off a would-be attacker. Take special care when jogging or biking. Vary your route. Go with a friend. Avoid isolated areas and don’t wear headphones.
Instruct your child on how to contact the Police Department, Fire Department or Ambulance by dialing 911, and how to contact a known family member or responsible trustworthy neighbor or adult should an emergency arise. Check your child’s route to and from school. Call...
Do not give out your personal information through emails or online forms unless you confirm that you are dealing with a legitimately secure site. A secure web address begins with https:// rather than just https://