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Protecting your packages from thieves

Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

FOX6 News has some tips to help make sure your package reach its destination for Christmas.

Packages can be left vulnerable if left out on the door step and can also signal to thieves that you aren't around.

"Be leery that when these packages sit out in front of your home, they can be stolen, but also your home as well," Vestavia Hills Police Lt. Brian Gilham.

Consumers could lose thousands when a package is stolen so police offer these tips to protect yourself:

- Request certified mail from the USPS. You'll have to sign for the item but it won't be in the reach of thieves.

- Ask the post office to hold your package.

- If your package will be delivered via UPS or FedEx, you can designate that a signature is required to deliver the package.

- If you order online, request an in-store pick up if you can.

Click here for more information on USPS insurance and extra shipping services.

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