WASHINGTON - 'Tis the season for for thieves to troll neighborhoods for gifts.
As the biggest gift-giving day of the year approaches, home deliveries are ramping up. But some people who spot a delivery truck could be waiting to swipe that unattended package left on your doorstep.
FedEx offers some tips to make sure your gifts make it under the tree:
- Customize your deliveries: Try to have a packaged delivered during a
certain time, if the option is available, and keep track of the tracking number.
You could also have a package delivered to work or a neighbor's home instead, have it held at the delivery office or even reroute or reschedule a delivery if it's already shipped.
- Request a signature: If you require a person to sign for a package, it
guarantees that it won't be left sitting on a doorstep.
- Request a hold or reroute delivery: Ask the delivery service to hold
packages if you know you won't be home for a certain duration, or provide them
with a new address at a secure location.
- Leave delivery instructions: Try leaving a note for the delivery person, letting them know a safe spot for leaving a package.
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