Bag Security Crime Prevention
This is a storyboard transcript to complement the Bag Security Crime Prevention Video.
It’s been a busy day shopping or at work and all you want to do is meet up with friends for a relaxing drink or meal.
You take a seat, slip your bag over the back of your chair and then go to get your purse – and then you find it’s gone. Just like the sneak thief who took it a short while ago.
But some simple advice can stop this from happening. Don’t leave bags open or on the backs of chairs, keep them under the table.
Wallets and purses should also be kept out of sight and secure, especially in crowded places like nightclubs or shopping centres.
You should also keep cheque books and cheque cards separate and avoid carrying large amounts of cash whenever possible. With almost all shops and businesses now taking cards, most of us shouldn’t need to carry lots of money around with us.
Another tip, which is always worth repeating, is never carry your PIN number with your card. This can be a goldmine for the casual thief and by the time you’ve realised your purse and wallet has gone, hundreds of pounds might have been taken from your account.
None of these tips cost any money but can save you from the distress of becoming a victim of crime and having a night out ruined.