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Fairfield police offer tips for keeping holiday packages safe

Fairfield police have released tips and information on ways the public can keep their holiday packages safe from theft this year.

News 12 Staff

Dec 3, 2020, 9:12 PM

Updated 1,292 days ago

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Fairfield police have released tips and information on ways the public can keep their holiday packages safe from theft this year.
More than one-third of packages are stolen off front porches across the U.S. each year, and many thefts occur during the holiday season of year.
Police recommend sending packages to a P.O. Box or having them shipped to your office if you are not still working from home.
Police also suggest setting up text or email notification for tracking packages, getting a signature requirement upon delivery, and installing cameras at your front door or requesting packages be left with a neighbor.
For in-store retail shopping, police suggest you keep your shopping bags out of plain sight in your car by placing items in your trunk.
They also suggest you save your receipts and monitor your credit card activity after making holiday purchases.
Officials say that if you think you've been the victim of credit card fraud or have a package stolen off your porch or from your car then call police right away.


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