People are being reminded to be careful when shopping on Black Friday.
In America, Black Friday is the first Friday after Thanksgiving in the US that kick-starts the Christmas season. To celebrate many American stores offer lots of heavily discounted one-day deals, but usually it’s only on one or two big star products.
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It's a day which is becoming increasingly popular in the UK.
Police Scotland have issued the following advice:
- Use cash machines in well lit, non-secluded areas and stay alert.
- Check the machine hasn't been tampered with, hide your PIN, beware of who is behind you and keep your cash out of view.
- When you're out Christmas shopping, you might not realise how much all the presents you're carrying are worth - look after your shopping bags and don't leave them out of view.
- If you're driving to the shops, park your car in a busy, well-lit area.
- Don't keep any presents you've bought in the car for longer than you have to and always keep them out of view.
- Ensure your bag in closed and not easily accessible when not being used.