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Tips to make sure thieves don't steal your packages during the holiday season

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Cyber Monday makes it easier for people to get all of their Christmas shopping done in the convenience of their home and have the packages show up right at their doorstep.

However, packages left unattended can attract thieves.

Here are a few tips from the Portland Police Bureau to reduce your chances of being victimized by thieves:

  • Have the package delivered to your workplace if it is allowed or to a trusted neighbor or friend who is more likely to be home. 
  • Choose a shipping option that requires you to sign for delivery or track the delivery status online so you can try to be home when the package arrives. Some retailers or shipping companies even offer text messages to your cell phone to alert you when items have been delivered. 
  • One final option is to ask the shipping company to hold your package for customer pick-up at their local facility.
  • If you do not receive your shipment on time, track your package to confirm the delivery.
  • If the item was delivered and you did not receive it, report the theft or loss to the original company, the shipping company, and to the Portland Police Bureau.

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