Retail outlets are often crowded during the holiday season. It’s easy to get distracted, but stay aware of the surroundings. Indiana State Police remind you to take time to identify exits, and the quickest, safest route to get out in case of an emergency. Remember, no bargain is worth ignoring a fire or other alarm. Also, have a plan in case children become separated. Select a central meeting place, and make sure they know who to call or where to go. To report suspicious behavior, go to on-site security, or, if violence is imminent, call 9-1-1. Regardless of where or how a purchase is made, save all receipts. Print receipts from online purchases and keep them with receipts from store purchases. These can be used later to check credit card or bank statements for any fraudulent purchases.