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What Not to Do When Traveling for the Holidays

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Are you traveling this holiday season? Protect your yourself by remembering these four things that you should never do when you are traveling.

1. Don’t broadcast your plans on social media.

While it is exciting to share your plans on social media, it is never a good idea to share that you will be out of town on Facebook or Twitter. Once the information is out there, you never know who could run across it. Thieves could take advantage of your absence to break into your home.

2. Don’t forget to put your mail and newspaper on hold.

An overflowing mailbox and five days worth of newspapers in the driveway are signs to criminals that no one is home. Put your mail on hold before you leave by visiting the Postal Service’s website. Call the newspaper, and tell them to stop your paper for the duration of your trip.

3. Don’t leave a key in an obvious place.

Under the mat is the first place that crooks will look if they are considering breaking into your home. Leave a key with a neighbor in case of an emergency, but don’t leave one in an obvious place outside of your house.

4. Don’t forget to notify family or close friends of your travel plans.

If you are taking a road trip, let people know of your plans. Tell them your estimated arrival time and the route that you plan to take. Cell phones can go dead, and you don’t want to be stranded in the middle of nowhere. By letting people know of your plans, they will know when and where to start looking if you don’t show up.

Agers Insurance Services wants to wish our clients happy holidays. For more information about travel insurance or auto insurance in Oakley, California, contact Agers Insurance Services today!