Try to plan your visits to automatic teller machine (ATM) during the day, rather than after dark.
Con-artists are not always easy to spot. Smart, extremely persuasive, and aggressive, they invade your home through the telephone and the mail, advertise in reputable newspapers and magazines, and come to your door.
When you leave your home, ask a trusted neighbor to collect your mail and newspaper, and offer to return the favor.
Review these tips on what kids should know in general and when they're home alone.