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Published on November 22nd, 2018 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Don’t Fall Victim to Package Theft This Season

National Security & Law Enforcement Expert Evy Poumpouras Provides Tips to Help Consumers Protect  Their Holiday Packages From Being Stolen

Last year, UPS said it would deliver more than 750 million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve and online sales in 2018 are poised to top last year’s numbers. That means this holiday season you could see package after package piling up outside your front door or your neighbor’s porch. Are you taking proper precautions to protect your deliveries?

According to a new nationwide survey commissioned by Comcast and conducted by Wakefield Research, nearly one in four people reported being a victim of package theft.  The survey also found:

  • Nearly three in four (72%) of Americans who live in a house or townhome take security measures to avoid having a package stolen, including having it delivered to a friend, family member or neighbor (33%), having it held at the shipping center (23%), and staying home from work (22%).
  • While 74% of Americans believe having a visible home security camera is effective at preventing home package theft, only 31% actually have one.
  • Of those that do have a home security camera, 74% say they monitor their footage more often during the holidays.

Security & Law Enforcement Expert Evy Poumpouras shares advice to help consumers secure their homes and packages this season plus, worry-free methods to deter would-be thieves and safety tips to use beyond the holidays.

Evy Poumpouras is multi-platform journalist and host who frequently appears on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and ABC. She covers a wide range of topics, such as national security, law enforcement, personal protection, behavioral analysis, situational awareness, and how to live life fearlessly. As a former Secret Service Special Agent, she was part of the protective details for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, as well as former Presidents George W. Bush, William J. Clinton and George H. Bush. Outside of her role as a journalist, Evy is a TEDx speaker and international advisor whose expertise is sought worldwide. She has been a keynote speaker for NASDAQ, SOCOM, Yankee Stadium Series, United Technologies, Corcoran Group, Tyco, Skanska, Red Door Spa, amongst many others. Evy holds a Master of Science from Columbia University in Journalism, a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs from Hofstra University.

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