Some massive trucks drive in my neighborhood.  HUGE!  And I am thankful for them every day as they pull up to a driveway and drop off packages by the front door. Thanks to Cyber Monday and all the deals that have been popping up lately online, those deliveries are going to be happening even more as we get closer to Christmas.

I know these trucks are out.  You know those trucks are stopping by in your neighborhood.  The porch pirates know it as well, and they love this time of year.  

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How To Keep Your Packages Safe From Porch Pirates in Minnesota

I'm a huge fan of having items shipped to my house, especially during the holidays.  Unfortunately, as online sales became more popular, so did stealing off of people's front steps and porches.  Porch pirates have been caught on doorbell cameras throughout the U.S., including in Minnesota, many times just walking up and taking the package that was meant for you.  If you would love to avoid having that happen to you, check out the recommendations and tips below.

Helpful Tips To Keep Packages Safe From Porch Pirates

In 2022, over 260 million packages were stolen by porch pirates. I knew the problem was bad but didn't realize how explosive this crime has gotten throughout the years.

Next time you order something, try these tips to help keep your packages safe from thieves like porch pirates.

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Have you ever had a porch pirate steal from you?

According to Forbes.com, thefts from our porches is now considered an epidemic in America with 67% of us having items stolen at least once.  If you've been a victim of a porch pirate theft, what disappeared from your house?  I hope you were able to get the items back!  I haven't been a victim yet but the stats show that I will be at some point.  Let me know over on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio - what you did once you realized an item disappeared.

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Top spots in Rochester with amazing customer service!

Not sure if this is a priority for you but the majority of people like to see a little bit of R-E-S-P-E-C-T when they are buying things from a business. It could be ordering food at a restaurant, buying clothes at a store, or where you are filling up your gas tank for your car. Any place you spend money should have stellar customer service. If you've had a run of bad customer service lately, try going to one of these places in Rochester that were recommended by hundreds of people in town.

This list was put together last year, so, if individuals are mentioned at these places, they may no longer be there. But, at one point, they were considered THE BEST for customer service in our area.

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