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Police: Take extra precautions with Cyber Monday, Christmas packages

With Cyber Monday and Christmas just around the corner, police are encouraging the public to take steps to prevent and deter package loss.

Posted: Nov 25, 2018 4:24 PM
Updated: Nov 25, 2018 11:46 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Black Friday and Small Business Saturday have come and gone, but shoppers can take advantage of online deals with Cyber Monday.

With Cyber Monday also comes the potential for package thefts.

To help combat that, Springfield Police are encouraging consumers to take advantage of lockers like the UPS Access Point location on Olympic Street in Springfield.

You can set your delivery preference to those access points and scan your shipping receipt at the kiosk to claim your package.

Officer Matthew Fountain with Springfield Police said those hubs are a great way to secure your packages.

"All year-round -- all year-round we're responding to calls of packages being taken off of porches and such," Fountain said. "So, safe practices all year-round. You can utilize this at any time. It doesn't have to be just after Cyber Monday or Christmas -- Christmas time or anything like that."

If you're shopping on Amazon, Whole Foods in Eugene has a similar kiosk for Amazon in their entryway where you can have your Amazon purchases delivered to.

Police also encourage buying and installing security systems and door bell cameras to make sure that if a package is stolen, you will hopefully be able to identify the thief.

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