Preventing porch pilfering this holiday season

From paNOW
December 6, 2018 - 5:00pm

More than ever people are doing their holiday shopping online, which means there is a much higher reliance on delivery services.

During a time of increased numbers of deliveries, customers should be wary of their unattended parcels sitting on their front doorstep.

Bill Chow, the co-owner of Prince Albert’s UPS store said there are a few actions people can take to ensure they receive their packages.

“Well I think first off you never want a parcel delivered when you’re not home and whichever company you are using to deliver those parcels, you have the option to ensure there is a signature upon the receipt of those parcels,” said Chow.

Chow also said that you can choose to have the parcel delivered to the business. When the delivery arrives, UPS will call you and you can then go directly to the store to sign for your package.

Chow added that this has been a particularly busy season due to the uncertainty surrounding the Canada Post strike.

When the Prince Albert Police Service was contacted about the subject, they said that up to this point there have been no related reports of parcel delivery theft.


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