Warning: 'Porch Pirates' on the prowl

Two billion packages are expected to be delivered this holiday season and these "pirates" can steal your packages the minute your deliveries hit the ground.
1:24 | 11/24/17

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You may have found the best Black Friday deal but is still already looking to steal your purchase often demeaning your delivery hits the ground ABC's claims and dealt with the technologies. You need to outsmart those crooks you've been on line. It's your money. All those holiday packages or people on your nice list could bring out these destined for the naughty list. Ports pirates have plotting to steal this holiday season. Forecast to be a deliberate record breaker a whopping two billion packages this is operation drew in war. Near Denver deputies and federal agents are teaming up to stop them leaving bait packages on porches tracking devices hidden inside we have someone's feelings packages we're going to be. Arresting them and charging them criminal. Shipping companies and authorities recommend signing up for free alerts that tell you when do expect important deliveries. If you know what's coming and he didn't receive it you can then notify the US postal inspectors are local police department. And we can then begin investigating a theft mail. Then there's protecting yourself while shopping online experts say use credit cards instead of debit cards they offer better protections of stolen. Set up mobile banking alerts to monitor unauthorized charges. And avoid connecting to free Wi-Fi networks that can expose your passwords and credit card numbers. And as we've seen there are growing number of front porches equipped with cameras that can help catch a thief in the act even if you're not home.

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