DO:Carry cash in smaller increments, and hide a $50 or a $20 away from your wallet, in a pocket or in briefcase.
DONíT: Look like ďmoney bagsĒ by flashing your cash, even if itís in small bills.
DO: Use credit cards instead of cash, and always keep your receipts.
DONíT: Walk around with more than 2 credit cards, especially when travelling. The more cards you carry, the more aggravation youíll have if your wallet is stolen.
DO: Mark your luggage with a tag you can easily recognize, and provide your name, email address, and cell number
DONíT: Give your physical home address to a potential thief.
DO: Choose a pin number that will safeguard the money in your bank account.
DONíT: Use a pin number that someone can easily figure out, like your birthday, or any variation thereof.
DO: Keep alert and be aware of the people around you on the street.
DONíT: Walk around texting on your phone, oblivious to your surroundings. A distracted person is an easy target.
DO: Hide new purchases and packages in the trunk of your car (especially in holiday season).
DONíT: Tempt fate by leaving an attractive package (or multiple new shopping bags) visible in the back seat.
DO: Put an identifier on your laptop, such as a screen saver that includes your photo.
DONíT: Make your laptop (or iPad) ďuser friendlyĒ to anyone. Period.
DO: Wear luxury items when travelling, but be discreet about your choices.
DONíT: Be flashy with too many designer labels. On the road, less is more.
DO: Wear costume jewelry while travelling, whenever possible.
DONíT: Leave real jewelry unlocked in your luggage. If thereís no room safe, youíre better off wearing your good jewelry on your person.
DO: Dress up for the occasion, but make sure youíre not going to be walking solo.
DONíT: Wind up on any street alone dressed up, especially at night.
DO: Keep yourself familiar with ďsiteĒ markings on the streets.
DONíT: Ever wander around aimlessly in an unfamiliar place. You could become a sitting duck.
DO: Remember that time is your friend in that situation, and wait for a tow company or a patrol officer to assist you.
DONíT: Ever get into a car with a stranger, even if youíre broken down on a highway.