Friday, November 22, 2013

MAYS POND- Package Theft Prevention

The Mays Pond Neighborhood Watch has recently sent out a reminder on preventing package theft to its members.
Package theft receives emphasis during the holiday season with the increase of package deliveries by UPS, FEDEX and the Postal Service. While delivery services handle an increase in volume of packages to deliver during the holiday season, bringing an increased opportunity for theft, package theft can happen any time of the year.

The Neighborhood Watch Coordinators recommend taking the following steps:

      ·     Insure packages
      ·        Follow tracking number- Online through the delivery company’s web site or an app on your phone.
      ·    Alert trusted neighbor- Ask them to retrieve the package and give it to you when you get home.
      ·    Deliver to work
      ·    Require signature- If you are not home, the delivery person will not leave the package at the door.
      ·    Have it held at the post office, Fed Ex or UPS for pick up

Last year KOMO 4 News ran this segment on package theft. It is still relevant today.

KOMO TV 4 News:


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