Precisely, the custom of traveling on these dates is prevalent in the country and brings aspects to take into account. Only in Lima crimes increase up to 40% in Holy Week; in particular, the thefts of homes and automobiles, as well as expanding the theft of financial information linked to credit or debit cards.
For this reason, it is necessary to take precautions and follow the safety recommendations of the experts. Luis Budge, Security and Fraud Prevention Manager at BBVA Continental, recommends going from general to specific with the following tips:
- If you have planned a trip and the house will be left alone, do not hesitate to ask a family member, neighbor or trusted friend to be attentive to any eventuality.
- Before going home, check that all doors are entirely closed. Check that the locks and door frames are in excellent condition. Also, check if there are any strange vehicles or unknown and suspicious people outside.
- If you are traveling by car, it is recommended that you previously carry out necessary maintenance of the transport.
- It is better to go during the day and avoid very remote areas where it is likely to take a long time to get help. Be careful with regions without a telephone signal.
- It is essential to have on hand the emergency numbers and the commissars of the areas to visit and, of course, you must have crucial tools such as spare tire, flashlight, battery cable, triangle and first aid kit.