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The right prevention against theft or robbery at Christmas time

The correct prevention against theft or robbery at Christmas time

We provide the following tips for the prevention of theft and robbery at Christmas.

Christmas burglary prevention tips

If you don’t go on a trip:

  • Do not withdraw money at the request of strangers, even if you offer them a great deal.
  • In flea markets there are tricksters, expert swindlers, don’t play their game because you will lose for sure.
  • The “tocomocho” and “estampita” scams have been modernised and can now also be found on the Internet. Don’t trust anyone who offers you a lot for little.
  • Keep receipts and regularly check the charges received on your bank account.
  • Do not leave copies of receipts in the vicinity of POS terminals, as they contain card information that can be used both online and offline.
  • If you buy lottery tickets online, make sure it is a secure website.
  • Deposit jewellery and money in the safe at home, or at your bank.
  • Beware of Christmas greetings by email, they may contain viruses that can be downloaded to your computer, mobile device,…

If you are going on a trip:

  • Don’t forget to lock the door of your home, even if it is only for a short time. Always lock the door.
  • Don’t leave visible signs that their house is unoccupied, don’t lower the blinds completely and install timers that turn on and off lights, radios or TVs.
  • Do not disclose your absence on social media.
  • Identify your belongings before boarding and do not check baggage of unknown persons in your name.
  • Do not leave your luggage and belongings unattended at any time.
  • Avoid travelling with large sums of money in your bag or suitcase.


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