Insurance Warning Issued To Christmas Shoppers
‘Tis the season to be jolly, this is very true, but it’s also the season to be a bit more vigilant when it comes to the security of your home, not least because you’re sure to have all sorts of expensive gifts and goodies sat under the Christmas tree which are naturally tempting to opportunistic burglars.
Co-op Insurance has issued some advice to help homeowners weather the festive season successfully, including ensuring that their insurance policy covers fridge or freezer breakdowns – important since they’re both no doubt fully stocked with delicious treats for the family already. Imagine the horror on December 25th if the freezer packed up and the turkey was ruined!
Other tips include leaving presents out of sight and well hidden, keeping handbags out of sight and secure while Christmas shopping, closing the curtains when the lights are on inside, not posting your whereabouts on social media sites and taking your cardboard boxes to the recycling centre after presents have been opened
so that burglars don’t know what you’ve got in the house.
Head of home insurance at the Co-op Caroline Hunter said: “It is easy distracted when you’re busy getting ready in the run-up to Christmas, but taking just a few small steps can make a big difference, in keeping your home, your possessions and, most importantly, you safe.”
Given previous research from TSB showing that 44 per cent of people overspend at Christmas, taking extra precautions to keep everything safe certainly seems like a good idea – especially if you’ve had some of your presents gold plated in order to give someone something super special.
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