It sounds ludicrous to suggest that shopping can be a risky business, but there are potential hazards to avoid, from injury to theft. When you’re shopping, especially on a busy day in a busy mall, here are some of the most important safety tips to keep in mind:
Make sure that your valuables are safely inside a closed bag, not easily accessible in an outside pocket – pickpockets do still exist in this day and age.
Be wary of being jostled, and if you are in a thick crowd, keep your hands over your valuables – jostling is often a cover for pick pocketing.
At restaurants, keep your handbag firmly between your feet.
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When making a purchase, keep an eye on your card at all times; a swift swipe of your card in an unobserved machine is all that is needed for identity theft.
If you are shopping with children, make sure to keep an eye on them, especially around heavy, fast-moving grocery carts.
Watch out for slippery floors, whether from cleaning or from shoppers tracking in water from outside.