While some are sleeping soundly, digesting their Thanksgiving meal, others are setting their alarms for Black Friday shopping. But bargain hunters aren’t the only ones who look forward to the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Thieves are also making their plans to prey on shoppers.
About 190 million people shop on Black Friday weekend according to the National Retail Federation and shoppers spend on average of about $360 during that time. That leaves a lot of opportunities for shoppers to become Black Friday Victims.
Whether you're shopping on Black Friday or any other day, it’s important to plan ahead and be prepared. Here are some tips to keep you and your gifts safe.