Tips to protect your holiday package deliveries

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by BILL MCGINTY / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 2:19 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- This is an important story for you if you have ordered something on line or if you are about to order something. 

There is a crime called porching, where thieves follow delivery trucks and wait for them to drop something at a house when no one is home.

It is an easy way to steal your deliveries.  One woman just happened to have a camera on her front porch that caught two guys in action taking her delivery which was just left.

Most delivery companies have new services that allow you to pick your delivery time based on when you are actually going to be there. 

FedEx has delivery manager and both UPS and the USPS have similar services offered on their websites. 

At the very least, make sure you have a neighbor on stand-by to pick up the package in your absence.
 

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