We all feel a little giddy when we receive a package in the mail. But when that shipment you were expecting isn’t in your mailbox or on your doorstep – where it should be – that anticipation quickly turns to dread.

Thousands of packages are reported stolen from doorsteps in the United States every year. In most cases, the thief is never caught.

From requiring delivery confirmation to purchasing package insurance, this infographic depicts steps you can take to protect your packages from those pesky pillagers.

Steer your shipments clear of crooks, so you can go back to feeling excited the next time you’re expecting something special in the mail.

How to Protect Yourself from Package Pillagers