KALAMAZOO, Mich. — If you plan to head out for some Black Friday shopping, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office wants you to keep some safety tips in mind.
Things to remember:
- Park in well-lit areas
- Do not leave packages on the seat of your car
- Be aware of your surroundings when getting in and out of your car
- Avoid carrying large amounts of cash
- Keep your purse or wallet in an inside pocket
- Ask for help from an employee when loading large items into your car
- Plan a meeting spot in case you get separated from the friends or family you’re shopping with
Additionally, the Better Business Bureau launched its “Shop Safe Shop Smart” campaign ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The campaign focuses on safety tips to remember when shopping online, including using credit cards instead of debit cards, making sure you’re buying from secure websites and not falling for something that seems “too good to be true.”
READ MORE: Better Business Bureau issues online shopping warning ahead of Black Friday, Cyber Monday
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