Every Day Safety Tips
|1.||Be wary of purses worn on the shoulder - they can be easily grabbed.|
If wearing a handbag with a shoulder strap, wear it across your chest and walk with the handbag away from the curb to avoid drive-by purse snatchers.
|3.||Never carry more than you need in your purse. This includes extra keys, numerous credit cards and excessive cash.|
|4.||Never carry your social security number on you. Never use your social security number as your driver’s license number.|
|5.||Never carry your valuables in your backpack.|
|6.||Never Leave Your Purse in the following places:
Most Important . . . Don’t Fight Back! Give up your valuables not your life.
What To Do If You’re a Victim of Purse Snatching
|1.||Notify your bank if your checkbook, or debit card/ATM are stolen.|
|2.||Cancel your credit cards.|
File a police report (especially if your driver’s license has been stolen. A stolen driver’s license can increase your chances of being a victim of identity theft.)
|4.||If your keys are taken, have your locks changed.|
Medical Safety Alert
Many people suffer from allergies that could be fatal. Some of these include food allergies and insect bites. If you or a family member suffer from allergies, ask your doctor if you or they should carry an EpiPen. It could save a life.
|1.||Our Every Day Safety Tips also apply to travel.|
|2.||Do not dress like a tourist. Leave your expensive jewelry at home.|
|3.||Do not act like a tourist. Be aware of your surroundings. Thieves watch our behavior and can easily identify tourists.|
If you are traveling with your spouse, it is recommended that you travel with different credit cards. If one of you becomes a victim of a purse snatching or pickpocket, you will have to cancel your credit cards. This could ruin your vacation. If your spouse is carrying different credit cards than you, then you will have an alternative.
Many cities around the world have signs warning tourists to be wary of purse snatching and pickpocketing. More often than not, when a tourist sees these signs, they tend to reach for their wallets, which is a natural reaction. Refrain from doing this because these actions will alert a thief as to where you keep your valuables.
|6.||Never put your purse on top of your luggage in an airport or taxi line. If you are distracted for a second, your purse could be gone.|
FOR MEN & WOMEN: Never put your wallet in your back pocket when traveling. Authorities advise wearing a money belt, which is worn in the front, around your waist, and can be concealed. The Bisadora Hip Purse can act as a money belt, carries your passport and is easily concealed.
To-Do List Before Traveling Abroad
|1.||Visit TRAVEL.STATE.GOV website, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/tips_1232.html. This site is very informative regarding many things that you should consider when traveling abroad, such as:
|2.||Visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, http://www.cdc.gov. This site will provide you with information on the following:
|3.||Schedule a pre-travel visit with your physician 4-6 weeks before your trip.
|4.||Visit the Transportation Security Administration website, http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/index.shtm. This site will educate you on the procedure and requirements for security check points at airports, such as: