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Tis the season … for package thefts. But you can protect yourself

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Stolen packages are a growing problem, especially when deliveries are left on a doorstep for more than a few minutes.

When you combine the holiday season with more workers returning to offices at least part time time, you’ve got a crime spree waiting to happen. Reports of stolen packages have been on the rise this year, with nearly one in four people surveyed earlier this year by saying they’d had a package stolen in the previous three months.

But you can take huge steps to prevent your online purchases from being stolen from your doorstep. See our Tips Guide here.

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