Record Cyber Monday Means Watch Out For Package Thieves

 Tuesday, December 4, 2018

 Insurance Council of Texas

This year’s Cyber Monday became the highest online shopping day of all time with a reported $8 billion in sales. That means billions of dollars in products are on their way to the front porches of many homes where package thieves may be waiting. Most of these packages will be delivered during the day when the majority of homeowners are away at work. Law enforcement officers say the best method of preventing these crimes is having your packages delivered where the item can be received in person, with a next-door neighbor or at a secure drop box location. “It’s not uncommon for people to follow delivery trucks or drive through neighborhoods looking for packages left on front porches,” said Mark Hanna, a spokesperson for the Insurance Council of Texas.
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