Please check out these safety tips on precautions you can take when doing your online holiday shopping.
Monday, November 26, 2012
CyberMonday is just around the corner, and more people do their holiday shopping online today in ever-growing numbers. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. But there are risks to online shopping — risks that require the shopper to be savvy to potential threats. IDentity Theft 911, which provides identity management and data risk management services, offers these tips on how online consumers can protect themselves against online scams and identity theft. Top tips include: SOURCE: IDentity Theft 911
Naperville police offer tips to help reduce the likelihood of falling victim to vehicle burglars.
Local police are asking residents to be on their guard when it comes to vehicle burglaries because in many cases, break-ins can be prevented. "The Naperville Police Department needs the help of the public in reducing the chances of vehicle burglaries occurring," stated a recent news release issued by the department. "(There are) a few simple guidelines to prevent or reduce the likelihood that your vehicle will become a target of crime …" Since January, there have been almost 450 vehicle burglaries reported in Naperville and nearly 50 of those occurred during September, police said. Most break-ins were in residential areas, according to the release, and the majority of the vehicles were left unlocked and unattended. "Items taken from these …