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If'n I tellz ya, den I gotzta, well, you know....
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It's not going to be a bomb or drugs, that would have been scan & checked by UPS. You can check the tracking number to confirm it is genuine on UPS website. If it's stolen goods he just has to explain where he got it from which would match UPS data log, so he would be in the clear, after all the item is not address to him.
1) People who are involved in criminal activities are constantly coming up with new/more sophisticated ways to avoid detection/getting caught, and usually at a much faster pace than what the carriers are coming up with new solutions to combat them....

The fact that the tracking # is legit means nothing, only that it was shipped thru UPS and delivered to an address where nobody is currently living, which is also suspicious in it's own right.

2) If you intercept or take possession of stolen or illegal goods, regardless of how this came to be, all the data logs in the world are not gonna put you "in the clear". Plus the fact that moving or otherwise interfering with packages addressed to someone else is a crime, anywhere, any time, any way...
 
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Take it, do proper setup, and use it until they move in, then ask if they are missing something :rolleyes:

Funny how many ppl assume that leaving stuff somewhere is "normal" in the US/other countries, when its not.

Only if you give the shipper/seller etc, authorization thru shipment release forms (of some sort), are they allowed to just drop it off.
And it DOES make sense.

Im usually gone on work days from 8-8, so its nice to be able to not have to deal with
rescheduling delivery or have shipments limited to my days off.

And im so far off everything else, the only ppl that know "we exist" (cluster of 5 houses),
are mail/delivery services and family/friends.
So far all items i havent received where never delivered/left at wrong address,
not one got stolen.


And yes, probably a good chance this could contain drugs/fraudulent purchase,
and no, not everything gets scanned (depending on company/item/size/service level, this will vary from 20-80%).
USPS has one of the higher rates in the US, and even they say they only find about 20% of the suspected drugs shipped with them.

If everything was actually scanned there would have been no injuries/death from bio/explosive attacks in the past 30y.
 
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I experience thus weekly w/ UPS.

a) I live in a 200 year old Dairy Barn, my office is in the hayloft ... I sit w/ my left shouilder about 18" from a 10 foot wide bay window. The doorbell / front door is immediately below

b) I have a sign next to the doorbell that says "We are home, please ring bell for all deliveries. Or at least beep the horn before driving away" . UPS ignores it. I am on a1st name basis with the distribution manager .... lost a GFX card once ..... found a car radiator I ordered 2 doors down, the box about 10 feet away. Sometimes they just leave it at the end of the driveway .... 500 feet away . ot they leave it at back door, in winter in snow and I don't find it for a week or more,

c) Buy everything w/ Amex ... everbody else drops your cispute when vendor says "Oh we talked to him, he is happy now". Often get shipping refunded and you get an extra year warranty on everything you purchase.
 
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The system of delivering packages without calling recipient beforehand and requiring a signature of receipt on delivery is the dumbest thing humanity has come up with in its history.
Except it's not practical. People work and deliveries often happen while people are at their jobs. Most people can't answer their phone while at work either.
 
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The system of delivering packages without calling receipient beforehand and requiring a signature of receipt on delivery is the dumbest thing humanity has come up with in its history.
I normally get a text on my phone from the Postal Service saying the parcel/s is due that day and on its way, I also try to get deliveries via registered mail so my signature is required, or if not, then they all have tracking enabled.
 
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Except it's not practical. People work and deliveries often happen while people are at their jobs. Most people can't answer their phone while at work either.
Not necessarily to literally call, but to message receipient with delivery time with option to accept or reschedule or pick it up from deliverers storage. Many ways around it, its the way works it most countries around the world with the U.S. being an exception.
 
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ASUS this is something that I can still trust.
 
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Bury it in their backyard and sell them a "totally unrelated" treasure map to it's location. Then once they are safely lost in Northern Alaska, collect the package.

...

No, I'm too lazy to pull this off. And a goodie-twoshoes. Plus, I fear the northern gods might get mad or something.
 
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I work at The UPS store. That should have been a shop assist.
 
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