About half the people surveyed by the National Retail Federation say they're doing their Christmas shopping online. More than a week week after 'Cyber Monday', what has traditionally been the busiest online shopping day, those packages are being delivered.
And thieves know it.
Already in Indianapolis, police are investigating two reports in less than a week of UPS packages stolen from doorsteps.
In some cases the thefts happen moments after the boxes are dropped off.
There are steps consumers can take to prevent grinches from stealing their Christmas.
Not home when the package arrives? 'You may want to ship to a friend or neighbor,' recommends Chuck Cain, shipping manager for FedEx in Indianapolis. 'You can also ship to a FedEx office or worldwide service center and place on hold. '
One other recommendation is to request an adult signature on the shipping invoice to insure someone responsible is accepting the package.
UPS and USPS have similar options.