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23M Americans Have Had Packages Stolen From Their Doorsteps

As online holiday shopping sales soar to record levels this year, consumer groups are warning that thieves are ready and waiting to take advantage of packages that linger on your doorstep.

With this year's "Cyber Monday" set be the biggest U.S. online shopping day in history with nearly $3 billion in sales, there will certainly be more opportunity for thieves to swipe packages from stoops before they even get to their rightful owners.

A new report from insuranceQuotes.com finds an estimated 23 million Americans have had packages stolen from their homes, and with more people shopping online, they expect that number to grow. 

"We call these 'Porch Pirates' -- thieves literally walking up to your front door and taking your packages," said Laura Adams, a senior analyst with insuranceQuotes.com who conducted the survey.

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