ARNPRIOR –Online shopping and deliveries are expected to hit an all-time high this holiday season, leaving the door open for thieves – or porch pirates – to steal your holiday cheer right off your front step.
While they are not offering any numerical projections, FedEx Express Canada is expecting this holiday shopping season to be record breaking in their books. FedEx Communications Advisor James Anderson says the company has hired over 2,500 additional staff since June to help deal with the surge they are expecting over the coming months.
All those extra packages mean more opportunities for porch pirates.
"Porch pirating is on the rise," says Anderson. "According to our research almost a third of Canadians who have shopped online have experienced or been a victim of a porch pirate."
So what can you do to ensure a Grinch does not slide onto your porch when no one is …