By Colleen Ferreira (email@example.com)
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7:05 PM EST, December 13, 2012
MISHAWAKA – Here's the scenario…You're at work, a package is delivered to your front door. You come home, it's gone.
It can happen to anyone.
So what do you do so it doesn't happen to you?
We spent some time with United Parcel Service Thursday getting the inside scoop on the best ways to stop package theft.
1. If you're sending a gift, choose a basic brown box to disguise what you're mailing. This kind of box is boring and not appealing.
2. Even though it might ruin the surprise – let that person know they should be expecting something from you so they keep an eye out and they're expecting something in case someone steals it.
3. If you're expecting a package or if you're not, choose a trusted neighbor to sign for it if you're not home. Some places, like UPS, have a backup number and address for you in their system. If you're not home, they'll deliver it to your neighbor's. Preventing it from sitting idle on your porch.
UPS drivers are familiar with neighborhoods and homes. They won't always drop boxes on your wide open front porch, so check other doors as well if you're expecting a package.
And these drivers WON'T drop off a package if they feel the area isn't safe. They'll leave a note on your door saying to call them.
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