With only 13 days left until Christmas, many Americans across the country are shopping online for gifts at the last minute.
With their ordered packages arriving at their homes on a regular basis, many people encounter missing packages, especially stolen packages.
More than 260 million packages were reported stolen last year alone.
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CyberGuy Kurt Knutsson joined “Fox & Friends” on Monday to discuss ways to prevent holiday packages from being stolen this season.
Knutsson said this was the biggest problem he’s ever seen and accused package thieves of stealing.
“The Grinch is there—that’s the real-life Grinch,” he said.
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Americans across the country are reporting lost packages within minutes of these products being delivered in front of their homes.
Knutsson said video doorbells can help anyone who wants to track down a package thief.
A video doorbell allows homeowners not only to see which package has been delivered, but also to monitor the front of their home when they are not around.
Knutsson also recommended choosing a specific delivery date on packages when given the option.
“Most of the time you can choose a date [a package] It will be delivered to your home,” he said.
“People should introduce themselves to delivery drivers.”
This will help customers track the package, schedule the delivery to a date they will be at home, and know when the package is delivered.
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Also, Knutsson said people should identify themselves to delivery drivers so they can identify the hosts they’re delivering the packages to.
“Having that relationship tells them you live there, you’re human, and they start looking for you,” she said.
CyberGuy also suggested setting a delivery notification for all incoming packages.
If you find yourself out of town and worried about unclaimed packages, Knutsson suggested sending the packages to a nearby Amazon locker.
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Upon delivery to the locker, a notification will be sent to the landlord, which will include a code for safe pickup.
Finally, Knutsson said he is aware of potential package thieves by tracking local neighbors and community members.
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Beware of posts about lost packages, whether through the Nextdoor App or a Facebook neighborhood group.