Porch pirates ready to swipe holiday package deliveries

11/15/17 LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — The holidays are just around the corner, so many consumers will be jumping online to do their shopping.

Holiday thieves also know this and are ready to swipe packages from your home. Consumers are working to turn the tables on the criminals.

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Postal inspectors say if you are expecting a package and won’t be home, arrange to have someone else pick it up.

“Put a hold on your mail for a day or two, especially if you are out of town,” said U.S. Postal Inspector Cory Bott.

Another option is to decide on a hiding place with your postal carrier.

“If you’ve got any type of shrubbery or something that can conceal the package on the porch, make that as a request on the delivery to have it concealed behind something,” Bott said.

You also can request that your package have someone sign for it. If you’re not home, the carrier will not leave the package.

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