Cyber Monday And Protecting Against ‘Porch Pirates’

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — Thanksgiving has come and gone but holiday shoppers are still cashing in on the deals.

Today (Dec. 2) is Cyber Monday and you can score on major Christmas deals all from the comfort of your own home, but with online shopping comes the rise in porch pirates taking packages right off your porch.

Police encourage homeowners to be diligent and know exactly when your items will be arriving. They also suggest investing in a security camera, like a Ring Doorbell or Nest camera. Police say having a camera can bring peace of mind, especially this time of year.

“Well I did about 90% of my shopping this year online, which is unusual really, but yes because you never know when they are going to arrive and so we don’t have to worry so much about somebody taking them,” homeowner Vicki Belcher said.

Local police departments also encourage you to have your items sent to your office, so they are not sitting on your porch for a long period of time.

Walmart’s Cyber Monday is well underway and some of the deals include the following:

Electronics & Gaming

·         Nintendo Switch with Bonus SanDisk 128GB Micro SD Card for $299 ($49.96 savings)

·         Lenovo 15.6 R5 laptop for $299 ($200 savings)

·         $450.00 gift card with purchase and activation of a Samsung Galaxy S10 phone

·         Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Deluxe Edition for $49.99 ($20.00 savings)

·         Star Wars Arcade Machine for $399.00 ($100.00 savings)

·         Sony PlayStation DualShock Controller for $38.99 ($26 savings)

·         PS4 1TB Pro System for $299 ($100 savings)

Toys + Kids

·         Disney Frozen 2 Fold and Go Arendelle Castle + Frozen Classic Elsa or Anna Doll for $40 ($18.88 savings) *exclusive to Walmart.com*

·         KidKraft Uptown Espresso Kitchen with 30-Piece Play Food Set for $89.98 ($60.01 savings)

·         Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven Baking Star Edition with three mixes *online exclusive* for $29.97 ($28.88 savings)

·         KidKraft Ainsley Wooden Swing Set for $219.00 ($180 savings)

·         Graco 4Ever DLX 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat for $199.99 ($70.00 savings)

Fashion & Lifestyle

·         ¼ Carat Diamond Stud Earrings (12-13 Clarity, IJ Color) 14k Gold for $74.99 ($324.01 savings)

·         iFLY Hard Sided Luggage Fibertech 20″ & Travel Case for $39 ($40.99 savings)

·         Frozen 2 iTime Interactive Smart Kids Watch for $29.99 ($35.01 savings)

·         Blue Star Clothing Women’s Plush Robe for $9.99 ($20.00 savings)

·         Fruit of the Loom Men’s Crew Neck Top and Fleece Pajama Pant Set for $9.99 ($8.00 savings)

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