Michigan State Police give tips on how to avoid being a victim of ‘Porch Pirates’

Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 12:47 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 29, 2022 at 5:49 PM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Ahead of the holidays, the Michigan State Police (MSP) gives tips on how to protect your packages from being stolen.

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More people are choosing to do their holiday shopping online. Unfortunately, it is quite common for people to seize the opportunity when they notice a package left on a porch or doorstep. These people are often referred to as “porch pirates.”

MSP suggests that you can avoid being a victim of ‘porch pirates’ by doing the following:

  • Track your package
  • Install a doorbell camera or porch security camera
  • Consider a lockbox
  • Ask a neighbor to get your packages
  • Request to have packages delivered elsewhere

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