As sure as the arrival of the holiday shopping season, package thieves are on the prowl.

Connecticut State Police posted a warning on its Twitter page on Monday. Troopers urged shoppers to track their packages.

"Tis the season for 'porch pirates,'" they wrote. "Track the package. Signature required upon delivery. Ask a friend/neighbor/family to receive it. Pick up at a shipping/receiving store. Instruct that the package be left someplace other than the front porch."

TIS THE SEASON FOR "PORCH PIRATES"TRACK the package. SIGNATURE required upon delivery. ASK a friend/neighbor/family to receive it. PICKUP at a shipping/receiving store. INSTRUCT that the package be left someplace other than the front porch. pic.twitter.com/bFbElJQhU6— CT State Police (@CT_STATE_POLICE) November 27, 2017

Connecticut State Police also suggested having packages delivered to your work if allowed by your boss.

The U.S. Postal Service said it alone expects to deliver 850 million parcels throughout the holiday season, including a new Sunday delivery option. The National Retail Federation expected 47% of Americans to shop online ton Monday for Cyber Monday.

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