8 Ways to Stop Package Thieves in Their Tracks

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Nearly all of us are shopping online. In fact, about half of all households have Amazon Prime. But when those packages arrive at our doorstep, thieves may be waiting to pounce.

The No. 1 way to avoid having packages stolen is clear: Don’t buy online or via the mail. Instead, hark back to ye olde days of just a few years ago, when shoppers actually went to physical stores. But the lure of online shopping can be irresistible. Whether it’s a hard-to-find book from Amazon, a hand-crafted shirt from Etsy, or that vintage copy of the Beatles’ “White Album” from eBay, there are items we can’t purchase anywhere else.

It’s tough to completely foil porch robberies, but here’s a pack of practical ideas for stopping thieves in their tracks.

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