BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana’s Attorney General, Jeff Landry, is hoping to reach the state’s shoppers with an urgent message ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Landry’s message is regarding safety while shopping during the holiday season.

In a November 23 news release, Attorney General Landry said, “While taking advantage of any sweet deals or really low prices, I encourage consumers to be vigilant. Please check and follow the tips below to help safely prepare for the holidays while still achieving maximum savings.”

  • Be aware of surroundings. Stay alert when shopping and loading purchases into your vehicle.
  • Keep a close eye on your valuables. Leave your phone, wallet, and other valuable items on your person; avoid putting them in your basket.
  • Stay calm and cool. Do not fight with other customers over an item; a sale is not worth your safety.
  • Remain vigilant on the roads. Practice patience, be cognizant of pedestrians, and obey all traffic laws.

Attorney General Landry offers even more safety tips via his Consumer Protection Hotline at 800-351-4889.