Wednesday, November 27, 2013

PACKAGE THEFT – More Prevention Measures

Recently, I shared an email from the Mays Pond Neighborhood Watch Coordinator who pointed out methods to prevent package theft. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has distributed a link that expands on how we can prevent package theft.

The link is to Yale Mail Service (that is Yale University). It talks about some features of the Postal Service, FedEx and UPS that might be helpful in protecting the packages that you receive or send. Some highlights:

For FedEx-

  • Have the package delivered to an address where you know someone can receive it, such as your work address, a nearby relative, or a trusted neighbor who will be home.
  • Have the package delivered directly to a FedEx Office location or FedEx Express station location.
  • Choose one of the premium services offered by FedEx Ground. If you use FedEx Ground Home Delivery, request evening delivery, date-certain delivery, or make an appointment for a specific delivery time.
  • Ask to have a signature required at delivery.

For UPS-

  • Consider using UPS My choice
    • You can decide when and how your packages are delivered.
    • You receive an email or text message the day before delivery.
    • You can reschedule delivery to another day or another address.
  • Have the package delivered or rerouted to a local The UPS Store.
  • Have the package delivered or rerouted to another address.
  • Ask to have a signature required at delivery.

Check with the delivery service for any additional costs.

Here is the link to the web page with this information:

Yale Mail Service:

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