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Prevent package theft over the holidays

November 22, 2017 12:19 PM
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Be careful over the holidays
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Beware of package theft over the holidays. Here are a few tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of package theft.

  • Do not leave anything in your car while shopping. Keep your receipts separate from your shopping bags.
  • If you are purchasing items online consider signing up for delivery alerts so you can track your package. If you aren't home during delivery, ask a neighbor if they can get the package and hold on to it for you until you are home.
  • If possible, require a signature for your deliveries. If there's no one home to sign for it, the deliverer won't leave it at your home.
  • Be neighborly. If you see a package sitting on a neighbor's doorstep, reach out (call or text them) and ask if they would like you to hold it until they are home.
  • Keep your car and house doors locked at all times.


Always call 911 to report suspicious activity immediately to police.
 

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