Online and in-person shopping is ramping up as consumers enter the holiday season.
Follow these tips from Peoria Police for a safe and happy holiday season.
• Park in a well-lit space when shopping at night.
• Lock your car, close the windows, and hide shopping bags in the trunk.
• Minimize shopping with cash. Pay with a card when possible.
• Avoid shopping alone, use the buddy system when possible.
• When shopping online, only use secure sites.
• Use strong passwords and avoid phishing emails.
• Monitor your bank statement for fraudulent activity.