Three Ways You Can Prevent Package Piracy

This holiday season, millions of packages will be delivered to homes throughout the country. Unfortunately, many of these items never reach their intended destination due to theft. Package piracy can happen to anyone, but Bellevue Police remind you that there are ways you can reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of this common crime. 

PACKAGE infographic

First, consider an alternate delivery method. You can specify that a package be held with the carrier at a local outlet, such as the post office or UPS/FedEx store. You can then pick up your item at a time that is convenient for you.

Second, consider purchasing a locking mailbox or parcel deposit box. Many package thefts are crimes of opportunity, and a locking mailbox is an effective deterrent.

Finally, reroute or reschedule your package. Many carriers allow you to specify a specific delivery time, so consider scheduling deliveries at a time you will be home. Go to the carrier’s website or download their app on your smartphone.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s