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Porch Pirates Have More Opportunities Now

Porch pirate thefts continue to be on the rise, especially with more people opting to shop online during the holiday season. Nevada County Sheriff’s Department Communications Manager, Andrew Trygg, says there doesn’t seem to be a particular pattern for such crimes, including time of day or night or rural versus urban areas. And some thieves don’t even seem to check and see if anyone’s home or not. The best advice, as always, is to make some sort of arrangement to make sure you minimize the possibility of an item being delivered when there’s no one home, or at least the amount of time it’s sitting there…

click to listen to Andrew Trygg

According to C-plus-R Research, the number of respondents, nationwide, who reported having a package stolen rose from 36-percent in 2019 to 43-percent in 2020, the first year of the pandemic. And last year, 64-percent said they’d been a victim more than once…

click to listen to Andrew Trygg

Other suggestions include providing specific delivery instructions. Also, signing up for delivery notifications, taking advantage of package tracking options, or having your package held for pickup, depending on the delivery service.

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