Package theft is a serious problem, from Garland, TX to Gilbert, AZ. It gets worse during the holidays, but it’s a major risk all of the time. Not everyone works somewhere they can have things shipped to, and not all shippers allow for things to be sent to places other than the billing address on the credit card. Which brings us to a friendly reminder that you might not want to have your credit card bill to a PO box – if FedEx and UPS are the only options, and they will only ship to the billing address, you’ve got a problem.
What’s been described as “porch pirating” impacts people in all types of neighborhoods. Garland, TX, for example, is by and large a lovely place to live. That means you’re generally safe from most petty crime. But unfortunately, some people who don’t normally engage in petty crime just can’t resist swiping a package off your doorstep just because it’s there.
Thieves have been known to follow the routes of the delivery vehicles, looking for their chance. This most often happens while people are at work, for obvious reasons. One of the best ways to handle this is to take advantage of that retired neighbor who sees everything. You know the one. Have things delivered to her apartment – just make sure to pay her with a plate of holiday cookies for the trouble.
You could have things rerouted to your office, as well, but if it’s a large office or the shipper will only send to the billing address, that can be problematic as noted above. UPS and FedEx both have ways that you can choose specific delivery window times. It might cost a few bucks (or it might not), but it’s well worth doing if you can choose a window where you know you’ll be home. You can also arrange, once you get the tracking email, to have things held at the local depot for you to pick up. It’s worth signing up for the account with both companies, even if you don’t use it to schedule delivery windows, because it means you can get an email as soon as there’s a package bound for your address.
Does Renters Insurance In Garland, TX Cover Package Theft?
Garland Renters Insurance makes no specific provisions in the policy about package theft. We suppose that you could make a claim – the item would have been yours, and stolen from the residence premises – but your burden of proof would be somewhat higher than going through the merchant or delivery company. Your best bet is to use those established channels first, and then consider your renters insurance as a backup for that. Those other channels are designed for quick resolution of that exact type of claim.
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