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Delivery to your office or an at-home neighbor can provide a perfect solution for preventing porch pirates from being successful.Many people have holiday packages delivered to their workplace or to a trusted neighbor nearby who'll be at home when the item arrives.
Additionally, Federal Express will hold your package for pickup at one of its locations or at Walgreens. Packages sent by UPS can be picked up at a UPS facility, diverted to a UPS Store or even delivered on another day that's more convenient for you.
There are lots of people at home during the day in the Creekshire community, which can be helpful. Hopefully, we will all be able to reduce the opportunities for Porch Pirates to be successful.
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Protect Yourself From Porch Pirates
The holiday season is behind us, but deliveries from UPS, Federal Express, the Postal Service, and Amazon, are still made daily within the community. "Porch Pirates" are continuing to cruise neighborhoods across the country searching for treasures. This certainly includes Creekshire. With so many free shipping deals available, Americans are having more packages delivered than ever before, which increases opportunities for Porch Pirates to increase their bounty.
Statistics show that in 2017 almost 26 million Americans were victims of porch piracy. There is no way to completely prevent porch pirates from being successful, but below are a few tips that may be helpful.
Many people have cameras installed that provide evidence of a crime. These can be very helpful when attempting to prosecute a criminal, but the cameras aren't necessarily helpful in preventing the thefts.
Tracking your packages with the Postal Service, UPS, and Federal Express from the seller to your front door can be helpful. All three delivery companies use tracking numbers that can determine where the item is and when it should be delivered to your home.
With the postal service's Informed Delivery app, you can have email or text alerts about packages sent to you automatically, and you can post delivery instructions for the mail carrier if you won't be home when the package gets there. The UPS My Choice program and FedEx's Delivery Manager offer similar options.
Amazon helps you keep track of your packages, too, with tracking information that can be found in your order details.