In the excitement and bonhomie of the festive period it’s easy to forget that not everyone is full of goodwill at this time of year. Festive Deliveries left on doorsteps can, and do, get swiped and thieves know that the next few weeks can provide rich pickings for them. Fortunately thefts of packages from doorsteps are relatively rare but even so there are a number of sensible precautions you can take to make sure that your gifts end up under the Christmas tree of the person you intended them for:
By taking these simple steps you can avoid the upset and inconvenience of being the victim of theft and also ensure you are not advertising the fact that your house is empty. A parcel sitting on the doorstep is a sure sign that your house is unoccupied and sadly the thieves may be tempted to not only take the parcel but see what other goodies they can treat themselves to indoors. Most parcel thefts are carried out by opportunists but there have been reports of more professional gangs following courier vans around and helping themselves to packages left on doorsteps. Trying their luck inside could therefore be a natural progression.
So as the Christmas delivery season reaches fever pitch – UPS anticipates delivering an incredible 34 million parcels worldwide on December 22 – be careful; make sure your gifts end up in the hands of your loved ones and not the local Grinch!
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