Protect Yourself from “Porch Pirates”

Protect Yourself from “Porch Pirates”

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans are the victims of package theft and the numbers increase during this time of the year. Here is how you could protect yourself from “Porch Pirates”.

One thing you can do is install a real-time security camera that alerts your smartphone, or computer when there are trespassers surrounding your property. This allows you to stop the crime or alert authorities right away.

You can also use package tracking technology. Online shoppers can get pretty close to knowing when their packages will arrive. Make sure someone is home to receive the package or opt for having the packaged signed on delivery or schedule a pick up instead. If not home, ask your usual delivery men to place packages in less visible places.

Lastly, if you see something, say something. PBSO’s app allows you to report a theft or any suspicious activity anonymously from the comfort of your home.

PBSO wishes everyone happy holidays.

Protect yourself from "Porch Pirates"

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans are the victims of package theft and the numbers increase during this time of the year. Here is how you could protect yourself from "Porch Pirates".One thing you can do is install a real-time security camera that alerts your smartphone, or computer when there are trespassers surrounding your property. This allows you to stop the crime or alert authorities right away.You can also use package tracking technology. Online shoppers can get pretty close to knowing when their packages will arrive. Make sure someone is home to receive the package or opt for having the packaged signed on delivery or schedule a pick up instead. If not home, ask your usual delivery men to place packages in less visible places.Lastly, if you see something, say something. PBSO’s app allows you to report a theft or any suspicious activity anonymously from the comfort of your home.PBSO wishes everyone happy holidays.

Posted by PBSO – Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office on Friday, December 22, 2017

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