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Posted on: December 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] How To Prevent Holiday Package Theft

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Online shopping has reached an all-time high due to the coronavirus pandemic.  More than 5.5 million Americans have been victimized by package thefts over the past year.  

Here are some tips to help avoid being a target of porch piracy: 

  • Have the packages sent to your workplace or to the home of a trusted family member or neighbor who you know will be home.  
  • Video surveillance:  Doorbell cameras such as Ring can help homeowners scare away the thief in real time.  
  • Require a signature confirmation: This way, the package cannot go unattended.  
  • Take advantage of “Ship to Store” option that many stores offer. Amazon offers a “locker” feature that allows you to pick up your package from a secure location.
  • Ask that your carrier place your package out of plain view.  

If you see anything suspicious, MAKE A CALL, MAKE A DIFFERENCE at 

413-562-5411 or DIAL 911 in case of an emergency.

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