Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone. Many shoppers chose to stay home and shop via their computers this holiday season. While this is a great way to take advantage of bargains as well as shop when you want, the down side is that these packages can be stolen off your front porch by porch pirates. These thieves, labeled “porch pirates”, often follow delivery trucks and snatch packages before a shopper even has a chance to bring them inside.
33rd Street Bail Bonds offers these tips for keeping your packages safe this holiday season:
•Request a signature for delivered packages
•Know when your packages are arriving and track them
•Send your packages to a trusted neighbor or family member who will be home to receive them
•Send your packages to your place of business
•Have insurance on your packages
•Request text messages or emails to know when your packages have been delivered
•Ship items to the store for ship to store pick-up
•Use a lock box
•Request that the package be delivered to a side door or behind bushes by putting a notation in the special requests area
•Send your packages to a designated access point such as a Fed Ex or UPS location and pick them up there
•Use Amazon “lockers”
•Use security cameras to monitor your front porch
•Customize delivery times so that you can be home
If you do end up being a victim of porch pirates then call your credit card company. Many credit card companies offer reimbursement for stolen packages. Here are more tips in case your packages do end up victim to porch pirates:
•Save your receipts
•Never send cash
•Call the police and report the theft
33rd Street Bail Bonds bails clients out of jail for numerous charges including theft, shoplifting, vandalism, DUI, and more. To start the bail bond process, please call 407-425-7200 or 407-425-3303. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Don’t go it alone, please call today!
We serve all of Central Florida including Orange, Seminole, Lake, Volusia, and Osceola counties. We have been family owned and operated since 1971. All of our bail bondsmen are experienced and knowledgeable. They can walk you through the bail process, assist with paperwork, and answer questions that you may have regarding the criminal justice system.
33rd Street Bail Bonds is Central Florida’s oldest bail bond agency. Don’t go it alone. Trust our experience to help you. Please call us at 407-425-7200 or 407-425-3303 to start the bail bond process. Call today!