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I'm a criminal justice expert who studies porch piracy - here are my 5 top tricks for keeping your packages from being stolen

30 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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In certain contexts, porch package piracy can be entertaining - usually, when you're watching a video of a would-be thief opening what they did not know would be a glitter bomb. Mostly, though, it's a costly scourge that will only worsen as home deliveries continue to boom.
The COVID-19 pandemic has, of course, accelerated that trend. Mastercard reported a 93% increase in e-commerce spending in early 2020. The US Postal Service logged a 60% rise in package delivery in April, leading experts to predict between 220 and 262 billion parcels will be shipped annually by...
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Summary List Placement Bitcoin soared above $19,000 on Tuesday for the first time in nearly three years, bringing the cryptocurrency within spitting distance of its 2017... Read more ...

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Summary List Placement The letter to authorize President-elect Joe Biden's transition arrived late Monday - but is an unusual document which strained to avoid acknowledging his... Read more ...

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Summary List Placement Elon Musk has overtaken Bill Gates as the world's second-richest person. His net worth is now $128 billion. Musk's wealth has been on a steady climb this... Read more ...

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