PLAINFIELD, NJ - The holiday shopping season is moving into high gear, kicking off with Black Friday, and followed by Cyber Monday, which, according to Adobe, totaled $3.07 billion in 2015, a 16% increase over the previous year.
The Plainfield Police Division shares some package delivery safety tips to protect your purchases:
- Install a video surveillance system
- Choose a shipping option that requires a signature
- Track delivery status online
- Arrange to have your package shipped to another location where someone you trust can receive it directly
- If you know you will not be home to receive your package, leave special instructions with the shipper to deliver the package to a trusted neighbor
- Have the delivery service hold your package for customer pick-up
Some neighborhood awareness tips to keep in mind:
- A suspicious person standing in front of a residence on a cell phone
- Vehicles circling a neighborhood and / or following delivery trucks
- A suspicious person attempting to gain entry into an apartment complex by posing as a delivery person
The Police Division reminds you that if you suspect criminal activity, contact the police by calling 9-1-1.