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Porch pirates back for the holidays: How to avoid theft and keep your packages safe

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Porch pirates back for the holidays: How to avoid theft and keep your packages safe

Porch pirates back for the holidays: How to avoid theft and keep your packages safe

Cyber Monday is here and many of you plan to spend the day behind the computer, cashing in on deals.

But, you may be paying the price in other ways if you're not watching out for porch pirates.

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Porch pirates back for the holidays: How to avoid theft and keep your packages safe

"cyber "cyber monday" is here... and many plan to spend their day behind the computer... cashing in on deals.

But... you may be paying the price in other ways if you're not watching out for "porch pirates."

Indiana state police say theft increases this time of year... and it's happening right at your door!

News 10's jordan kudisch is live this morning from the post office.

She has more on how to keep the "porch pirates" at bay.

/// so i never heard of this term until sgt.

Matt ames brought it up to me.

He says these people come to your door... steal your package... and sell it online.

So..

Let's avoid these pirates... by staying ahead of the package protection.

Porch pirates wait for you to leave your home..

Whether that means running errands or heading to work.

They see the package...unsu pervised..

And steal it.

This is something indiana state police has seen more recently as we order more online.

They want us to be aware of the issue so that we can stop thes pirates.

This act is considered theft..

And since u-s-p-s is a federal agency this would be considered a federal offense.

Sgt.

Matt ames says several state police are trying to spread awareness of this issue this year.

"this is just something that's not just happening in the wabash valley area it's happening statewide and the public information officers for the indiana state police are broadcasting information on their social media about how to detere the porch pirates coming and taking items off of your porch."

How to stop this from happening to you on this cyber




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