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Holiday shopping safety tips


ROSEBURG, OR – The Roseburg Police Department is offering the following holiday shopping safety tips as we approach Thanksgiving and Black Friday, kicking the holiday shopping season into high gear:

• Do not leave packages and purchased items visible in your vehicle. Place them in the trunk or cover them with a blanket or other object.

• When shopping during evening hours, park in a well-lit and heavily traveled area.

• When possible, avoid shopping alone.

• Carry a minimal amount of cash. Instead, use debit/credit cards to make purchases.

• Notify the credit card issuer immediately if your credit card is lost, stolen or misused. Keep a record of all of your credit card numbers in a safe place at home.

• Be aware of strangers approaching you for any reason. During this time of year, people try various methods to distract you with the intention of taking money or belongings.

• Be aware of your surroundings. If you see any suspicious activity, notify the police, store security or appropriate personnel.

• Do not leave your purse or wallet unattended for any amount of time.

• Avoid overloading yourself with packages. Instead, make frequent trips to your vehicle to lessen your load.

• Be extra cautious when using ATMs. Use machines located in highly populated areas and be aware of your surroundings.

The Roseburg Police Department wishes you a safe and happy holiday season.

In case of an emergency, Dial 9-1-1

Roseburg Police Department Non-Emergency Phone: (541) 440-4471

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