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Beware the Porch Pirates

porch-piratingTis the season and business is booming for “Porch pirates”, thieves that intercept packages from your home or mailbox before you can.  Last year, over 23 million packages were stolen.  Alexandria police have already reported package thefts occurring in area neighborhoods.

There are a few methods of protecting yourself, but one of the best is to have a secure method of delivery.  You can ship your items to work or to a neighbor, but that might not be ideal.  Another option growing in popularity is to have a private mailbox with a provider that can receive your items, securely store them, and allow you to retrieve them any day of the week.  We suggest using our new advertiser, the UPS Del Ray Store, on Mount Vernon Avenue. You can also visit their website for more information,–services/mailbox-services


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