Please consider the following Mater tips that will help you avoid becoming a victim of package theft
Beware of Porch Pirates!
It's the most wonderful time of the year until your package gets stolen from your doorstep by a pirate! We ahhrrr not joking. Now that you have purchased your gifts from Cyber Monday and will continue to do so for the holiday season, be sure to consider the following Mater tips:
If you are having your purchases shipped to your house, be sure to sign up for delivery alerts from the shipper.
If possible, require a signature for all of your deliveries. Therefore, if no one is there to sign for your package, it will be not left in harms reach.
If you are aware you will not be home during the delivery time, ask a family member or trusted neighbor to hold the package at their place until you arrive home.
Be neighborly. If you see a package sitting on a neighbor's doorstep, reach out and ask if they would like you to hold on to it until your home.
Keep your house doors and windows locked at all times, especially when you are not home!