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I'm back well the grinch may not be the only one trying to steal Christmas this season over twenty billion holiday packages and gifts are going to be sent through the mail and opportunity.
Very tempting for a thief to ignore and they're making a killing interception thousands of packages in some cases taking them right off of people's doorsteps look at that.
So privacy and security expert and John silly -- sector of -- dot com and he joins us live with the crucial tips you need to protect your packages this.
Holiday season I can't tell you John.
I never really would think about this at all this is why this is such an important segment to do you're the expert on it what should people be aware of.
Good morning -- happy holidays yet twenty billion packages that's a lot of cash and checks and and brood after -- gone through the mail you know.
There's there's simple tips you don't have to be paranoid if your -- prepared number one.
Had get a locking mailbox.
If you don't already have one at your home it's a really simple inexpensive way to keep people out of your mail.
If you can't you've -- -- get a PO box certainly during the season -- when you're sending important documents have a PO box it's locked up it's it's monitored at all times.
When you're dropping your mail when you're sending out your packages.
Out rather than they end up putting them in your your mailbox or -- one of the blue boxes which that the crime rings they cut the bottoms out of those and they pull the mail out at night.
Take it directly to the the post office and and drop it there.
For Santa sake telegram and stop sending cash through the mail so easy to.
To steal that out of the mail at absolutely and John where it will be important things to remember he is.
The that thieves and there are a lot of -- Out there.
The -- not they don't really want the gifts -- say they wanted the vital information your identity information your your account stuff your credit cards.
Yeah exactly I mean -- the funny part is the identity -- near the credit cards the stuff that's on those invoices.
Many times is worth multiples of what's in the package so you know they -- -- watch the checks they want to to take your name out of the pay to field and put their name -- so.
If it you know if you use security checks the -- that makes security checks -- -- use those it's much much harder to steal and you know another great one is -- your stuff with.
Which UPS and FedEx because.
You -- -- the package you can have a signature requirement and I delivered your -- they don't really loose stuff unlike you know so many people are gonna list at this Christmas.
All good advice and he's.
-- dress like that it's my pleasure thank you --
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