Attorney General Jeff Landry Offers Consumers Safety Tips for Black Friday
BATON ROUGE, LA - Everyone loves a good deal; but thieves,
unpredictable tempers, and extremely large crowds could cost you more
This Black Friday, make sure you get the most bang
for your buck without sacrificing your personal and financial safety by
familiarizing yourself with these Black Friday Consumer Tips from
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry:
- Be aware of your surroundings. Never leave your personal
items or packages unattended and be alert when loading major
purchases into your vehicle.
- Take extra precautions if children are
accompanying you. Plan for a location to meet if your group
gets separated and make sure children have your cell phone number
and 9-1-1 memorized for emergencies.
- Keep your cool. Do not fight over
items with other customers. Even the best of deals
is not worth an injury or criminal charges.
- Use a single credit card. Carrying cash can attract
thieves; and if your purse or wallet is stolen, carrying a single
credit card means only having to make one cancellation call.
- Be vigilant on the road. Big crowds can mean
higher congestion and more chances for accidents. Practicing
defensive driving can help make sure all your precious cargo arrives
home safely from your shopping adventures.
For more consumer safety tips, call Attorney
General Jeff Landry’s Consumer Protection Hotline