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Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller is encouraging shoppers to stay safe this holiday season. “This time of year attracts more shopping-related criminal activity because of the larger crowds, the extended store hours & shorter daylight. These factors and the usual distraction of shopping create a more favorable environment for petty thieves and other offenders," says Sheriff Miller.
The Sheriff reminds all Onslow County residents to please follow these safety tips: According to Sheriff Miller “During this time of year, busy holiday shoppers become careless and vulnerable to other crimes as well. Credit card fraud and gift card fraud are on the rise. However, taking a few preventive measures can help.” In view of of these problems, Sheriff Miller warns shoppers to PLEASE be careful so that they don’t become the victim of criminal activity. “Unfortunately, when shopping, people have a tendency to let their guard down,” said Sheriff Miller. “However, paying attention and taking precautions can help eliminate their chances of being victimized. Situational awareness.”
Credit Card Fraud
Gift Card Fraud