Yep, it’s that time of the year again. On top of all of the other things that you have to do to make a living, take care of a family and look after your home, the holidays are upon you. Everyone is trying to find time to get shopping done, decorations hung up, social engagements filled and everything else that goes with this time of year. You are going to be tired, stressed and irritable, and the crooks are going to love it. They know that even the most cautious among us are going to let our guard down and simply not be at our best.
So, here’s what you do. Take a few minutes to reflect on what you already know about staying alert and living defensively. Better yet, sit down with friends and family, and review your defensive plan. Make sure that everyone close to you understands that there might be added danger at this time of year, and plan accordingly.
It is an excellent idea for family members to advise each other of their shopping plans, destinations and expected time of arrival at home. You’ve all got cell phones, right? Use them to stay in touch on a regular basis.