Harrison, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/06/2013 -- Harrison Car Service, the leading name in premium car and limo services in the tri-state area, is providing information regarding different ways to protect your identity and property during a long summer vacation.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigations, summer is not just a time for lawful citizens to go out and be merry, it is also a time for the lawless class to go on a home burglary spree every now and then. With a rough estimate sitting at 136 million Americans taking at least one kind of vacation during the summer season, it is necessary to be safe and secure our homes while we are away.
Here are some of the things you can do to avoid making your house the next target.
1.Don’t announce – Some more “modern” criminals actually stalk different social media accounts to get information when a specific house will be empty. Remember that a vacant house is fair game to all burglars no matter how un-enticing it can be to them.
2.Don’t give them any ideas – Other burglars just check the neighborhood for clues to know if the house has no occupants. Overflowing mailboxes, untrimmed hedges, and stacked newspapers all give burglars an idea that the house has been empty for some time. Make sure you put all letters on hold while you are away.
3.Protect your identity – Make sure to keep anything that may have your personal information safe during your trip. These things include your laptop, smartphone, and other documents. Make sure you don’t access the Internet through an unsecured network while traveling to decrease the chances of identity theft.
4.Keep information disclosing to a minimum – Make sure you keep all receipts and everything with your personal information safe while travelling. You can either hide them or destroy them if no longer needed. Also, make sure you use only one credit card when on a vacation so you can check your spending. This will also make it easier for you to dispute charges with your bank if you see unauthorized charges.
5.Protect your gadgets – Make sure your smartphones and laptops all have access passwords that will make it harder for criminals to use them. It will also be a good practice to put a locator on your devices on the event that they get stolen.
More About Harrison Car Service - Harrison Car Service is a limo company. It offers transportation to customers throughout Westchester County, Armonk, Bronxville, Greenwich and Manhattan. Service is available to Westchester, John F. Kennedy, Newark and Laguardia airports. All services are by appointment only. Appointments can be requested via email or phone.
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Harrison, NY 10528
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