Montclair’s official website offers a page of "Holiday Safety Tips." And we thought the scary holiday was over.
Don’t display holiday gifts where they can be seen from a window or doorway. Store them away until needed. Even empty wrapped boxes are inviting to the criminals.
Be wary of solicitations for charitable donations.
Be extra careful of strangers coming to your door. Keep your doors locked. Criminals sometimes pose as couriers delivering gifts.
Shop before dark if possible, and with a friend.
And a few of our own:
Beware strangers bearing eggnog.
You think your credit card debt is bad now, wait til January.
You never know what kind of germs those shopping mall Santas carry. One word: Purell.
If you see a group of carolers, duck and hide.
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