It's the most wonderful time of the year, right? It is for people who love Christmas and the holiday season. This is a time when we usually get to spend time with our families.

We gather together to share meals, memories, and gifts. It's such a joyous time of year!
One of the downsides of the Christmas season is when unscrupulous people try to steal from you while you're out shopping or visiting with your loved ones.
It's a busy time of year, and criminals tend to try to take advantage of us when we are super busy.
Car Thief
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No one wants to be the victim of any kind of crime, and most people are constantly working to do whatever they can to prevent something bad from happening.
Unfortunately, people who make a living off of other people's misery are also trying to find money for the Christmas season as well!
The sad part about today's world is that opportunists lurk around every corner, and we just need to pay attention to avoid being a victim.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of Year? Louisiana, Here's How to Protect Yourself When Shopping

Here are some tips from local law enforcement officials about some really easy things we can do to stay safe while out shopping and enjoying the Christmas season.

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