(Le Mars) — Holiday shopping can lead to having a “Blue Christmas” if you don’t take the necessary precautions to remain safe. The Le Mars Police Department reminds people that this is not only the season of joy and happiness, but also the season for thefts and scams. Le Mars Police Chief Kevin Vande Vegte explains.
Vande Vegte says to also be aware of strangers that may approach you.
The Le Mars Police Chief also reminds people to not place empty boxes with your trash indicating what you received for Christmas. With an anticipated increase of online shopping, that means additional packages that will be delivered to your home. Vande Vegte warns us of porch pirates.
Vande Vegte says to also be aware of possible scams that may take place at this time of year. He reminds people to never give out any personal information.
Vande Vegte says when you are shopping, place your items in the trunk of your vehicle, or place a blanket on top of top your items.