Beware Casper, 1 in 3 Will Have Packages Stolen from Porch
This is the time of year when many of us have deliveries being left on our porch. There's a new story that claims 1 in 3 will have one of those packages stolen.
I saw this story from Yahoo Finance and had to do a double take to make sure I was reading it correctly. That staggering number is based off of a survey by C + R Research. Of their respondents, 36% said they have had a package stolen. Wow.
I decided to do some digging to see how we can do our best to make sure we don't end up being victimized. CNET shared some very helpful ideas.
A couple of effective methods include some services that arrange to leave packages inside of your home instead of the porch like Amazon's In-Home Delivery. There are also smart padlock services where packages are left outside, but behind a locked container like Box Lock.
The 1 in 3 percentage is based on national numbers and I'd be shocked if we have anywhere near this theft rate in Casper, but it's still much higher than I ever imagined.
Have you ever had a package stolen off your porch? Does this number sound accurate to you?