Skip to main content

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

On Behalf of Staff Sergeant Sarah Hobbs

With just over a month until Christmas Day, residents have or will begin their holiday shopping. The Saint John Police Force would like to offer a few safety tips in relation to on-line and in-person buying.

-Don’t click on links to “deals” that are sent via email.

 

-Shop only from trusted sources.

 

-Ensure your network connection is secure.

 

-Install and update your anti-virus software

 

-Lock your devices

 

-Pay safely

 

-Monitor your accounts

 

If shopping in person, remember to:

 

-Be aware of your surroundings

 

-Try to park in well lit areas and lock your vehicle

 

-Do not leave your purchases in plain sight in your vehicle

 

-Protect your PIN when using debit or banking machines

 

-Remove all your purchases from your vehicle when returning home

 

Have a safe and Happy Holiday!

 

 

Jim Hennessy

Manager of Communications

1-506-632-6138

jim.hennessy@saintjohn.ca