WEB DESK: Government or other authorities have done a lot to prevent crime incidents on daily basis. But still people often experience such horrific incidents. To avoid such events, everyone needs to play his part. Therefore, here are few tricks that everyone should memorize whether they are traveling or on flight all alone or even if they are in their hometown.
First thing first, try to stay calm and do not panic. It is obvious that people often get furious when they experience such activity but it will only make the situation worse. The thief or robbers may take advantage of a scared person hence, remaining calm is difficult but it may safe you from something more harmful.
Dress up simply
Depending on circumstances, try to dress up simply. Try not to stand out in public especially while you are alone. If you are coming back from any formal event, put all your expensive jewelry at home. Experts said,”Avoid bright color dresses, no wording on shirts because the more you are highlighted, the more you can be targeted”.
Not just in your hometown but try to keep yourself safe even if you are traveling. Also, it is good have a good chatting session with people. But experts advice that do not open up more at first meeting. Do not reveal everything about yourself specifically who you are, you work position, and where you live etc. Expert says that you may get tracked down in this way.
Do not look touristy
It is necessary to keep yourself safe while you are traveling as in new place or city you may have no idea about security measurements. Hence, it is good to avoid look like a tourist because they are the easiest target for criminals. Therefore, try to look like locals. Experts suggests,”It would be a lot more safer if a tourist leave his backpack at hotel and carry his essential stuff in shopping bag of a local store”. It has been experienced that thieves mostly attack to bags or purses.
Use ATMs carefully
Be extremely careful while using ATM machines whether in or out side your hometown. A person should not use an ATM in a deserted area with suspicious people. Make sure to use ATM that has security camera pointing on ATM machine and which works actively. Most of time criminal prefers ATMs with cameras that are not working all the time.
Note: This article was originally published on rd.com