‘Porch Piracy’ on the rise, keep your e-commerce goods safe during the holidays

Local News

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — About 36% of Americans have dealt with at least one package theft within the past year. With e-commerce on the rise, especially during the holiday season, that’s a scary statistic for many.

Thanksgiving is over, and we are on to the next one– its time to talk about Christmas.

Unfortunately, its also time to talk about ‘porch pirates’. These thieves are expected to come out and take packages off America’s doorsteps this season.

C+R Research of Chicago says 92% of Americans will receive at least one online order this season.

Since 2017, that number has jumped by a whopping 31%.

No one wants their holiday goods to be taken away this Christmas, including the US Postal Service.

I reccomend everyone sign up for informed delivery. It’s a free tool on USPS.com, where people can see their packages coming in and pictures of their mail. Another thing you cna do is request the person sending you something to put a signurature confirmation on it, which means in the event that you arent home, we will leave a notive for you to pick the article up at the post office.

Chris Bruzzell, USPS

One local woman says she has experienced package theft, and her solution is using a PO box instead of her doorstep.

For the full C+R Research package theft study, click here.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss