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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