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Holiday Shopping Safety


The holiday season can lead to more scams and higher security risks.


In this video, OSU PD Chief Leon Jones shares some important holiday shopping tips.


Tips for shopping safely:

  • When shopping online, purchase products from a credible site. Look at the reviews and ratings, read the description of the product and pay using Paypal or other apps when possible to avoid sharing your bank card.

  • At a store, park near the exit of the building that you will be walking out of, cover all valuables in your car and pay attention to your surroundings. 

  • During busy shopping times, take a friend with you. Report any suspicious activity to the police.  

  • Create bank alerts to help you monitor your account. 

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