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The day after Thanksgiving is usually called “Black Friday.” It is when most stores advertise their best bargins for the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. in fact, most retailers will take-in almost 30% of their entire yearly income during the weekend following Thanksgiving.

Along with these great deals comes a greater chance of you becoming a victim because thieves realize that during the frendzy of grabbing these deals people let down their guard. Here are some tips that might keep you out of harms way:
* Always be aware of your surroundings. Don’t get too caught up in trying to “out grab” the person in front of you.
* Try to shop with a friend or relative. There’s safety in numbers. If needed, one can watch what you have already purchased while the other can go for the next deal.
* Never leave a package unattended.

* Be careful when using the restroom. Packages have been stolen right at your feet under the bathroom stall partition.
* Don’t overload yourself or have a stranger help you.
* Park in a well lighted area. Always look into the back seat of the car before you get into your vehicle.
* Needless to say, always lock your vehicle and never leave packages in plain sight inside it. Put them into the trunk and watch around you while you do.
* If you feel uneasy about going to your vehicle, ask one of the security guards to walk with you to your car.
* When leaving the shopping mall watch in your rear view mirror to be sure you are not being followed. Many times a thief will followed a shopper home only to attack the victim in their own driveway. So be aware when you are exiting your car at home.
* Have a purse with straps long enough to go over your shoulder. Do not lay it down even for a second.
* Be careful showing the inside of your purse. keep it zipped or locked until you are checking out.
* Be aware if someone starts jostling or rubbing up against you. thats how pick-pockets draw away your attention.

Don’t let a few bad apples spoil your shopping day. Happy Holidays and hope you find tons of bargains!!!


Posted on November 17th, 2009 at 05:09 by Alex Smith in PERSONAL SAFETY,protecting valuables - Comment (1)

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  1. I wanted to add that after the holidays it is important to continue to protect your home, family and valuables from potential theives by not setting their holiday presents in the trash until right before the trash men come for pick up. Many thieves will scope out an area to see what people have purcahsed for the holidays such as big screen tv’s then plan their attack.

    Comment by Wilson � October 6, 2010 @ 5:03 pm


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