Protect Yourself From Dumpster Diving!

Law enforcement officials say holiday thieves will be using garbage to find their next victims. Many thieves look for families that have placed discarded electronics boxes on the curb. A police detective from Texas says, “You’ve got crooks basically going shopping, looking at which house has a brand new TV, based on the boxes they throw out. As soon as your gifts are out of the box is the perfect time to etch your license number. Then jot down the item’s name, serial number and model number on a computer spreadsheet or a piece of paper that you’ll keep in a safe place. If you are robbed, that information is the best tool to aid police.”