This is what I found on KTVQ.COM:

The holiday season is in full swing. And you know what that means: Piracy has kicked into high gear.

But these pirates aren’t cruising the waters of the Caribbean searching for treasure. They’re riding around your neighborhood, looking for packages to snatch from porches.

More Americans — spurred on by a strong economy and free shipping deals offered by retailers — are doing their holiday shopping online this year. That means more packages delivered and more tempting targets for thieves.

Almost 26 million Americans (or about 8% of the US population) say they’ve had a package stolen from a porch or doorstep during the holidays, according to a 2017 survey from

With the postal service’s Informed Delivery app, you can have email or text alerts about packages sent to you automatically, and you can post delivery instructions for the mail carrier if you won’t be home when the package gets there. UPS’ My Choice program and FedEx’s Delivery Manager offer similar options.

Amazon helps you keep track of your packages, too, with tracking information that can be found in your order details

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