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Rockwall PD warns against porch pirates

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A survey conducted during the 2018 holiday season revealed that more than 25 million Americans had packages stolen from their homes. Below is a list of ways to protect your property when you know you are going to receive a package:

• Arranging for a specific drop off or pickup time
• Deposit outgoing mail close to pickup time
• Do not allow your mail to accumulate
• File a change of address with common carriers if you move
• Install security cameras
• Inquire about overdue mail
• Request signature confirmation
• Sign up for USPS Informed Delivery service

Hopefully, the new law will make porch pirates think twice about stealing packages. However, you would be wise to assume that there will still be those do not heed the law and to protect yourself accordingly.

Information courtesy of Rockwall Police Department

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