Five Tips For Safety
North American Precis Syndicate
(NAPSI)—For many of us, this season is a time to celebrate the holidays
with family and friends. Unfortunately, thieves take advantage of the
holidays to steal packages containing gifts for loved ones or supplies needed
for holiday celebrations.
The Postal Service™ looks forward to delivering a great deal of holiday
cheer along with more than 15 billion mail pieces. The United States Postal
Inspection Service®, the federal law enforcement arm of the Postal
Service, is working around-the-clock to keep your important shipments safe
and prevent mail and parcel theft.
What can you do to ensure your gifts and cards are safe? Postal Inspectors
are offering FIVE tips to help ensure your important packages reach their
destination, and brighten the lives of friends and loved ones this holiday
1. Don't leave delivered mail and
packages unattended. Just as you would not leave your wallets and purses
on the front seat of an unlocked car overnight, mail and packages should not
be left sitting in mailboxes or on front porches for any length of time.
2. Going out of town? Hold Mail
at the local Post Office®. If you plan on going out of town or
know you won't be able to check your mail for a few days, consider using the
Request Hold Mail service on USPS.com®.
Letters and packages will be held securely at the local Post Office until you
pick them up or request delivery.
3. Plan ahead. Ship using Hold for
Pickup. When shipping packages, you can choose the Hold for Pickup option
and the recipients can collect the packages at their local Post Office. If
you are expecting a package, you can redirect it to your local Post Office by
selecting Hold for Pickup using USPS Package Intercept®.
4. Customize the delivery. If
you know the package will not fit in your mailbox and you won't be home to
receive it, you can authorize the carrier to leave it in a specified
location. Visit usps.com, enter the
tracking number and select Delivery Instructions.
5. Secure the shipment using USPS
Special Services. Signature Confirmation helps ensure the package ends up
in the right hands by requiring a signature at the time of delivery. For your
most valuable packages, you can opt for Registered Mail® service.
Registered Mail receives special handling from the time it's mailed until the
time it's delivered, with documentation every step of the way.
“The United States Postal Inspection
Service, the federal law enforcement arm of the Postal Service, is working
around-the-clock to keep your important shipments safe and prevent mail and
parcel theft. http://bit.ly/2P8ETJm”
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