1. Always walk in well-lit public areas that are not secluded.
  2. Avoid using stairs in remote sections of a building.
  3. Avoid working alone in your building especially after dark.
  4. When working late, move your car to a parking space close to the exit door before it gets dark.
  5. Mobile phones can be explosive, avoid using them near gas pumps.
  6. Have your car keys ready and in hand before returning to your vehicle.
  7. Practice being aware in your surroundings . . . even when you are in a group.
  8. Don’t ignore any unusual or suspicious activity.
  9. The Internal Revenue Service will never contact you by email. Beware of email and phone scams.
  10. Carefully shred all unwanted credit solicitations received via U. S. mail.