Black Friday safety tips
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Black Friday has become the biggest shopping day of the year in South Africa. While many retailers will be promoting online offers this November, some will be opening from midnight to let shoppers through the doors. https://businesstech.co.za/news/business/346462/4-things-you-can-expect-from-black-friday-2019-in-south-africa/
Any event that involves crowds and money will attract opportunistic criminals. Here’s how to make sure your Black Friday is a happy day of bargains for you.
- Keep your wallet or handbag close to you. Don’t make life easy for pickpockets – avoid using back pockets or handbags with long straps slung over your shoulder.
- Check that your car is locked – don’t assume.
- Go with a shopping buddy to help you pack your trolley and keep an eye on your fellow shoppers.
- Go with a plan. Shop off the broadsheet, choose what you want, and don’t get distracted in store. A distracted shopper is an easy target.
- Take one credit card. This way, if the card is lost or stolen, you only have one card to cancel. Have your bank’s contact number to hand in case you do need to cancel your card in a hurry.
- Don’t get into fights or run for specials. This probably goes without saying, but get injured while shopping, and you’ll end up spending more on doctor’s bills than you save.
- Be aware of your surroundings. If you think you are being followed from the store, drive to your narest police station.
- Don’t leave the boxes from your new purchases out for rubbish collectors. It’s one way to let potential thieves know what you’ve got in your home.