Special advice to the elderly

Do not open your door to strangers

Secure your house well, particularly when sleeping or when you plan to be absent

Do not keep money in your trouser pockets or outer pockets of your clothing when you are in crowded areas or using public transports. Also, hold your handbag or purse in front of you and make sure it is closed

Verify the identity of strangers approaching you either as acquaintances of your relatives or on the pretence of chance buys

Have the telephone numbers needed to contact the Police, Fire Brigade, close relatives, etc. at hand in case of emergency