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Black Friday brings out thieves along with bargain hunters

NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 25: Bargain hunters shop for discounted merchandise at Macy’s on ‘Black Friday’ on November 25, 2011 in New York City. Marking the start of the holiday shopping season, ‘Black Friday’ is one of American retailers’ busiest days of the year. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

An estimated 147 million people will be shopping for bargains this Black Friday, and sprinkled in among those millions of bargain hunters will be thousands of criminals looking to pick up a few gifts at your expense.

The criminal element will come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. It will consist of thieves, strong-arm robbers, pickpockets, and purse-snatchers who will be watching your every move waiting for you to let down your guard.

What can you do to avoid becoming a victim of Black Friday thievery?
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Ed Kress
For over 40 years Ed Kress has been an instructor and student at the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts, named "Best Overall Martial Arts School” worldwide by Black Belt Magazine. Master Fred Degerberg awarded Ed his 7th degree Black Belt in 2015. Growing up on Chicago’s Southside, Ed learned early in life to pay attention to his surroundings in order to avoid potentially dangerous people and situations. With the help of local law enforcement officers and directors of campus security, Ed developed a program focused on personal safety on the streets, and as it relates to the high school and college experience. Ed has trained thousands of adult men and women as well as high school and college students to improve their personal and situational awareness and, when necessary, how to physically defend themselves using their brains and a wide variety of martial arts techniques.
http://www.actinselfdefense.com

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