- Be aware of your surroundings – other people around you
- Walk with authority
- Park vehicle as close as possible to an entrance in well-lit area
- Lock all personal items out-of-sight in the trunk
- Roll up window, lock vehicle
- Have your keys ready when you approach your vehicle
- Get in your vehicle as quickly as possible, lock doors, and then get settled
Securing Your Residence
- Ask a trusted neighbor to watch your residence when you travel,
or have trusted fried to stay at your home
- Do not have mail or newspaper delivery stopped when you travel –
ask a trusted neighbor to collect them daily
- Have a neighbor place your dumpster at the curb on trash pickup day and return it
- Lock all doors and windows
- Install automatic light timers, etc.
- Trim trees and shrubs so they don’t block visibility to doors/windows
- Each entrance should have solid core/metal doors and deadbolt locks
- Let neighbors/friends/family know when you plan to leave and return from trips
- Beware of “Nigerian” scam that somebody in another country can collect/inherit money, but they just need you to advance them some cash for a share of the payout
- Currently Credit Unions are experiencing customers receiving calls from what can appear to be a legitimate Credit Union number indicating possible fraud, etc. and wanting account number and PIN. Credit Unions don’t need that information and will never ask for it over the phone
Any scam – usually telephone – wanting personal information, including Social Security or Medicare numbers, bank account number, PINs, date of birth, etc.
- Be wary of door-to-door solicitors – have them leave literature
Destroy all non-essential documents/papers with name/address/personal information
In case of any potential scams – call NM Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection Division at 505-222-9100 to report the incident.