8 Ways to Stop Package Thieves in Their Tracks

Buying things online is great — until some unscrupulous scoundrel steals your package right off your porch. Here's how to foil them.

1. Have packages sent to work

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Here’s the obvious one: Many of us spend prime package-delivery hours miles from our home, in an office building or other business. So when possible, have a package sent to where you are instead of where you’re not. Not all bosses are thrilled with employees having packages delivered to work — I’ve had those who didn’t care one bit, and those who treated the office mailroom like Fort Knox — but if yours is more laid-back, this could work. Best for smallish packages, especially if you walk or take transit.


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