Protect your packages from the Christmas grinch

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - With less than two weeks to go before Christmas, some holiday shippers are taking extra precautions before mailing out their holiday gifts.

"Even a tracking number was on one of them, but it still never showed up," said Myrtle Beach's Jennifer Watts.

Watts claims she's had three packages stolen from her front door from just the past two years.

"I went to the post office and they said it was delivered, but it obviously wasn't." she added.

The missing packages have forced Watts to add extra security when she orders gifts online through sites like

"I'm only getting packages sent that require my signature this time," Watts said. T

he Post Office recommends customers contact their postal carrier if they feel their holiday packages are in danger of being stolen while left outside.

The Post Office also recommends anyone who believes they are a victim of postal theft to contact their local police force to file a report before contacting the Post Office's investigation bureau.

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