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Buyer Beware-Shopping Safety Tips for the Holidays and Beyond

With the holiday season here, you’re probably spending some serious cash to show some love to family and friends. This holiday season, the average American plans to spend $967.13, according to the National Retail Federation. This means it will be a busy time in the stores (not to mention the shipping facilities).

When you have a situation where everyone’s spending more money, and add to it the extra crowds in public spaces, a spike in package deliveries, tight timetables and a lot of stress, what you have are more opportunities for bad characters to sneak in and make off with a piece of your holiday generosity. 

To protect yourself against thieves, pickpockets and “porch pirates,” we’ll talk about some ways to protect yourself, your car and your home.

Up first, ways to keep your holiday shopping incident-free.

With the holiday season here, you’re probably spending some serious cash to show some love to family and friends. To protect yourself against thieves, pickpockets and “porch pirates,” we’ll talk about some ways to protect yourself, your car and your home. /blog/shopping-tips-for-the-holidays Erie Insurance https://www.erieinsurance.com/-/media/images/erieinsurance/erieinsurancelogo.png

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