… but that was MY package!
By - GoldenGoddess_333
I had something similar almost happen. I ordered new computers for my daughter and I. My computer came first, the delivery person dropped it off, after he walked away I got my package off my porch. Solid.
Week or so later my daughter's computer arrived, different delivery guy, I watched as he walked up to my door, then turned and started walking away, package in hand. I ran out there and was like uh, you have my package.
He was all flustered then said he knocked but there was no reply. He didn't knock. I asked him why he didn't just leave the box. He says because it requires a signature. Bs, since mine, same company and shipping, required no signature. I was like okay where do I sign then, and he said it's okay I don't need to sign since I'm here, gave me the package and walked off.
I don't need to sign cause I'm here? How does that make sense?! So yeah, pretty sure if I hadn't been watching him, her computer would've been stolen by the very guy delivering it. Jeez.
It requires a signature.
But only if you’re not here to sign for it.
Heads I win, tails you lose 🤣
Ngl this is fucking stupid but I have run into this. My husband and I both get regular packages, of the same stuff, from the same company. Same delivery company every time. Recently the USPS held a package for him because no one was there to sign for it. We’ve gotten about a dozen of these deliveries in the past few months, never had to sign. I’ve been handed them directly from delivery drivers. Also, we both work from home. There was no knock for a delivery. My package came the next day and was left on our doorstep, as per usual. He had to go get his from the post office because they wouldn’t bring it back since “no one was there to sign.”
What a POS, glad you caught him. Did you report it to the delivery company?
I always have computers delivered to a ups/fedex store and pick it up with ID. Just for future reference. Takes a lot of anxiety out of the equation.
I'm home all the time so I'm watching the delivery progress and my desk faces the front yard so I always have my eyeballs on when my deliveries arrive. My dog is my second line of defense since he has some sixth sense, and will pop out a dead sleep to run to the window and bark at anyone who dare step on our property lol
I was always mostly trying to avoid porch thieves but this takes the cake.
Anything more than $50 I order from Amazon get sent to one of their lockers. No one is stealing off my porch but somehow packages that are said to delivered aren’t there.
I'm curious what Amazon said when you told them about this.
I had something like this happen. They said they driver was not directly employed by them so all they could do was tell the delivery company the employee was no longer to be used for their deliveries. Whether they enforce this or anything I don’t know.
All those driver companies are all just shells used by amazon to not have to do jackshit about stuff like this *and* when one of their drivers are involved in an accident. That way they can just have the company declare bankruptcy whenever the slightest discomfort shows up.
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They got things like the atom bomb, so I guess I’ll stay where I am!
Never thought I'd see the andrews sisters on reddit
I’ll stay right heeeeeeeere!
I'm the king of Bongo Bong
Every monkey like to be,
in my place instead of me
That's why you share it on social media. They will generally sort out the problem so you will take the post down. Atleast that's how my friend got Ford to sort his issue out.
She tried but got a police file and a 5$ gift card
Can't you call cops on these delivery person and have them arrested for theft??
If the value was under 1k (or whatever the threshold for grand theft is for you), good luck getting the cops to care.
If the cops see this guy's skin color, maybe you'll get some results, sadly
So in your area, you don’t have the right to something stolen from you unless it’s worth a thousand or more. Wtf.
Rob a bunch of banks for $999 each, the perfect crime.
You may be onto something.
So, we have a driver and brains, need a safe cracker and muscle.
I've been watching the Lockpicking Lawyer, so by Reddit standards I'm an expert safecracker, just need to find someone who does at least one push up per month
I do a sit-up when I get out of bed in the morning, does that count?
I've never done a safe, but I've got a nutcracker and I imagine it should be fairly similar.
I may move you to muscle, those things waved at the right people may do the trick.
> need a safe cracker
I’m pretty safe and white as hell, count me in
That’s federal crime … different thing
Not shell companies. It’s like franchises where you “own your own business” and pay all of the expenses and handle the day to day as far as running a delivery business like vehicles, delivery drivers wages etc but Amazon sets your quotas and routes
So you’re an employee of Amazon and they misclassified you as a contractor because fuck tax laws.
FedEx has been doing the exact same thing for years. It allows for rapid expansion in new markets without significant investment. It also is a method of risk management.
It is also very similar to every franchise. Most subway workers work for a franchisee not corporate
They're trialling something called Amazon Flex where I live atm and it's basically door dash but you deliver packages for Amazon instead of food so it's not even a company doing delivery any more.
They've been doing that for a while I was delivering for a few months around the Xmas period when I was out of work around 3/4 years ago. With the amount of gas you burn though, and the number of parcels you have to deliver it was hardly worth it except for on the few days nearer to the festive period when it was double pay
Yeah better off doing food delivery and that's saying something.
Coworker had an amazon van hit his car in the parking lot. The guy told his boss that he had hit a pole, we asked if they would like their hubcap back that he had left comically wedged in my friends torn off bumper.
Driver sounds a little racist just assuming your friend's ethnicity like that
At the Olympics I saw an athlete carrying a long stick and asked him: “Are you a pole vaulter?”
He replied: “Ach, nein... I am German but how do you know my name is Walter?”
I had to read it twice, that's pretty damn funny
The guy delivering our package and wearing our logo on his vest has nothing to do with us. Assholes.
I had my package stolen an reported it immediately and they sent me another.
Oh yes they definitely enforce it. The drivers may not technically be employed by Amazon
directly but they control every aspect of the drivers jobs and the DSPs that employ them. If Amazon says you gotta go then you gotta go.
I was about to say, people act like amazon isnt strict or dosent care, while i agree they dont care for the human rights of employees, i work for a construction contractor that builds their warehouses and they are very strict. They will kick a project manager off the job site for the smallest infraction. Break a rule and youre out. I cant see them keeping a driver that stole, even for an outside contractor.
Not only will they not keep a driver that stole but if enough of your deliveries get stolen by porch pirates or even if the customer just lies and says they didn’t receive it, then Amazon will force your DSP to fire you because they suspect you of stealing. Amazon tracks these incidents and calls them concessions and if you get too many of them too often then they assume you’re a thief and you’re gone. With how much control they have over their contractors, they are really employees in all but name.
I always wondered why my shit said it was "delivered" with a photo, and it's fucking GONE the moment I go to grab it. I've had that happen at least 3-4 times. It's always something rediculous too, like a case of water.
I’m sorry but if they are driving trucks that say Amazon and wearing vests that say Amazon, then Amazon should be directly responsible for them as the contractor.
They still all don't. I still get deliveries from people without vests on and using their cars. It's more common on same day, AM or Fresh deliveries though.
So what if you call the police instead? I mean, you literally have theft on video, surely that's an open-and-shut case?
Cops don't care.
Work for Amazon. Can confirm.
I had this happen so I call and the lady goes and what can I do about it mam, I’m like, refund me??? She goes well we have to have our own internal investigation first. It was kinda surprising because I had no issues with Amazon before that. I was like I can send you the footage, she goes no, it doesn’t work like that. A jaded employee? Who knows. I got the money back after a few more calls. When I brought up that first call, all they said is i’ll make a note of your experience. Ok
Their lack of customer service and professionalism has greatly decreased over the last decade or so. Where they would just offer a refund of stuff like this, now they are like (after you've called a few times), "I can offer you a $10 credit?" and it's like no, how about refunding me my shit 😒
Standard Amazon practice. First bankrupt every competitor and then increase prices/ reduce service.
Is it normal for delivery companies to just leave packages like that in the US?
In Germany (BC - Before COVID), if they didn't have your or your neighbors signature, they would take the package to the nearest pickup location (post office, small store, what have you).
And also, Amazon seams to operate very differently in the US. Whenever I had ANY problem with a delivery (it being a day late), it being damaged or whatever, Amazon immediately took care of it.
Yeah it's different service according to country. In India we are very apprehensive of buying online. So there's a service of cash on delivery..
Here is the great country of the United States we lack what one would call 'basic consumer protections'. It's a free for all mostly.
In fairness - I absolutely hate when signatures are required and I hate going to the Amazon pickup places even more. For a lot of people they wouldn't want such a protection.
I think it would be fine if it existed, but you could wave it.
Instead I get to deal with wildly inconsistent behavior, where they just left my 3000$ of computer parts on my ghetto ass apartment front steps once, but I've also had "back tomorrow" notes slapped on for like, underwear.
I’ve had electronics left in a puddle while it was raining not 3 feet from a covered patio. Thank god for multiple layers of packaging.
There are certain places where getting your neighbour’s signature or your neighbour to accept a package is not going to happen. USA, and from my personal experience, Canada are two of those places. I have no issues with my neighbours but I wouldn’t feel comfortable signing/accepting their packages, or them signing/accepting mine. It’s such a bizarre concept to me.
I’ve had a couple thousand packages delivered by Amazon and I’ve never had a package stolen by a neighbor. We just don’t have the vast petty theft from our neighbors that apparently Germany has.
I’ve had packages that arrived late and after complaining to Amazon they refunded my money, gave me a free month of one of their services, and told me to keep the late delivered item.
Their customer service has gone down the toilet in recent years.
They don’t help at all with anything anymore. It’s a recent trend too. The only time they’ve helped lately is if they never got a picture from the delivery person, which I’ve also had happen. With a picture, even when I could prove the picture wasn’t even of my door, they wouldn’t do shit because it “was delivered”. I hope someone break bezos knee caps. Fucker just ran from the company and watching it burn, not to mention the heaping pile of employee abuse :c
I had a driver who handed my package over to a random guy on the street outside my house. He didn't have to sign anything, show ID, etc. Free package, here you go.
I mean, that guy was going to steal it either way.
I've had this done by uber, the guy didn't even attempt to deliver and took a picture of an empty packet of crisp on the floor, which was apparently a slush according to uber. They kept the money and blamed us for not retrieving a slush that was never delivered. It was on camera yet we still were somehow wrong.
I heard the delivery driver walk up my front steps, so I gave them a moment before opening the door. As I was picking up the bag I received the text confirmation that my food was delivered, but the picture was of a different delivery from my old front porch, so at least 6 months old. Felt like I was in the twilight zone for a sec, but it was just a lazy driver.
After 4 missing packages per 500 that we deliver we are terminated.
Well if you keep watching this video, the dude steals at least ten packages.
It took me a minute then I felt dumb
Now the delivery guys a porch pirate wth
Expect the unexpected.
Unexpect the expected.
Honestly, I expected that before I even hit play
Now the delivery guy is unemployed
He can porch pirate full time now
Cutting out the middle man. Amazon efficiency at its finest!
I stared at the screen wondering where he went. Then it hit me.
arrrrrrrrguably with the same benefits
Did you report to Amazon? Curious as to what they say/said!
I reported the incident to Amazon…. But had to tweet it to start jumping through the hoops. Their virtual assistant doesn’t have a command for “driver stole my package”. They are investigating the situation and reimbursed me along with a $5 account credit. I only spent 5 hours dealing with it this weekend.
I also filed a police report.
I had about $800 worth of stuff get stolen a few years ago, and Amazon reshipped everything.
Police got it back, so I ended up with two $400 graphics cards for the price of one.
Damn, now you can run your two Radeon 9800 Pro in Crossfire, sweet!!
Won't be needing a heater for their place this winter!
Good on you for filing the police report! Keep us posted. I figure it should be pretty obvious who was delivering what.
Thanks!! I’m not one to file anything with the police but this is plain wrong. I was home alone working and heard the package arrive. Almost went out to greet the guy and grab it then got side tracked with a work call. I’m glad I didn’t open the door. This guy is sketch.
Maybe if you did open the door then maybe the person wouldn't have ran off, but like the way they didn't even think twice or hesitate before heading off with the package could be that they are used to this and maybe were armed, all in all I hope the police get the person cause this could be something bigger or whatev.
Hooboy!! 5 whole dollars!
One dollar per hour! Sign me up!
Good, as you should. Wow $5 huh, reeeeal classy Amazon 😑
That’s their go to…”Courtesy Credit” 🥴
When I worked there a few years ago, we had discretion to give up to $60 in credits for times when the situation called for it. $5 was the default "sorry" credit, issues with Prime we could give another month free, etc. On an average day I would give out $10-20 credits maybe once or twice at the most and around holidays 2-3x in frequency. I'd almost never give the full amount I could.
Some time in 2018 or 2019 they started pulling back our ability to give promo credits. First I was limited to $50, then I was limited to $25 but I could get manager approval for $50. Then one day we got a memo, no more Prime credits, $5 maximum promo credit and it had to be tied to an order number. What do we do when it's not an order issue? Personally I just tagged it on their most recent order and left a note with the details but it added another 2-3 minutes in work just to work around their system they put in place.
It went from being an enjoyable job, helping solve problems for people to hell. I'm sure they only give a fuck about the bottom line though. I bet they still show those stupid videos of employees going "above and beyond" for customers but conveniently leave out that employees can't even do it anymore.
edit: just remembered the most stupid thing. We used to be able to use discretion and issue a refund for something without requiring a return like if an item was broken and under $5. The day they took that away started the clock on me quitting. When company policy is to make the situation harder on the customer for them to ship back literal trash and the company is ok with paying for that? So fucking stupid.
I spend a lot of money on Amazon. I wish I didn’t, but it’s convenient, and that’s a whole other issue.
Anyway, I’ve had several instances where an item arrives damaged and I call Amazon and they send me a new one but do not require I return the damaged one. Even on items up to or around $20.
When they start making me make extra trips to drop off literal trash to the Whole Foods, then I will just start making extra trips to buy my stuff elsewhere in the first place.
When they stopped allowing us to use discretion in deciding whether something needs to be returned or not, they argued that they needed the items back either to refurbish them and re-sell or figure out why it broke (assuming to make an insurance claim with the shipping carrier). Side note: I use them a lot as a customer and I've received at least 5 items that were clearly returned by another customer and just repackaged and sent to me, really shitty experience as a customer... I noticed that it seemed to be foreign call centers either lost that discretion or never had it to begin with, then a few months later in the US we had lost the ability as well. When I got hired on it was as a "level 2" CSA, about 2 years into working there they got rid of level 2 and just merged all CSA's into the same level. Some departments like devices and stuff still had tiers but regular CS went down to 1 tier then supervisors above them.
I haven't worked there in 2 years so maybe there was some push back from customers or they changed it for some other reason. In order to get any kind of process changed there's layers upon layers of red tape, I'm not sure if that's normal in big companies or what since I've never worked at a company with more than 100 employees besides them but I can say it was extremely frustrating to see common-sense issues come up and be powerless to do anything about them.
>When they start making me make extra trips to drop off literal trash to the Whole Foods, then I will just start making extra trips to buy my stuff elsewhere in the first place.
I argued this exact point with my manager and GM, their response was that until we heard otherwise we had to follow the new process. As a result, our surveys after contact took huge hits and while I was never reprimanded or anything, I took pride in high satisfaction rates so it just burnt me out mentally and I checked out.
I ordered a $180 steam cleaner and it was missing an attachment. They just refunded my entire order without return. So now I have a free one missing an attachment that only cost like $10 to replace. I think it just depends on how much you order and how many times you claim something is wrong.
What an idiot.. (and a piece of shit) he knows damn well many people have those cameras
He also knows damn well that was my tennis racquet.
So he'll likely lose his job over stealing a tennis racket. Special.
A *cheap* tennis racquet.
I dunno, cost him quite a bit
You’re not wrong.
Don't let the door hit you where the good lord split you on the way out
But he had a change of heart and came back to redeliver. And he’s gone again.
Did you report him?
Did you get your money back from the item?
I would try to make a job about him losing his job over something more useless, but I think tennis racket would have been it (not that I have anything against tennis)
Cat scratch toy. Same size ish. Might sound the same. 10 bucks.
Funnier. Definitely funnier if he was really hoping for a tennis racket.
You never know, this guy might find his calling and become a pro tennis player.
And has an Olympic medal robbed from him because it all catches up with him right before the match... and there's the racquet.
This sounds like the plot to a kids detective movie
He must be running a racket
As a tennis player I know how expensive those are. Damn that sucks
Happy cake day! Joke is on him, it was a $30 racquet. 😂
i hope both sides of his pillow are warm when he sleeps at night
I hope he steps on a pile of legos and he NEVER gets hot water
I hope his socks are forever wet
im gonna say it: I hope he hurts his pinky toe with every furniture he comes across
I hope a mosquito goes in his room just as he’s about to go to sleep
I hope his shower curtain always sticks to him.
I hope he gets a small pebble in his shoe that he can never find or remove.
I hope his cat pukes in his shoes.
I hope he gets a small pebble stuck under his shoe that makes his walk weird for weeks
Wow, you lot are harsh!
I hope his phone charger only works at certain angles.
I hope everything he drinks tastes like store brand eggnog
I hope he forever has a hangnail that is simultaneously too short to pull but too long to ignore.
Maybe they are going to return it and he is clairvoyant?
Honestly, this is the best theory I’ve heard so far.
I saw an ad the other day about Amazon delivery being able to access your garage door and leave your package in your garage. Super sketch.
There’s no way I’d ever allow that. You can’t even trust these people at your front door.
I’ve done about 10 garage deliveries. I just place it inside and close the garage door. The app tells us we are being recorded. If someone passed their background check just to steal something from a garage they are just an idiot.
You're gonna have a tough time trying to convince me every delivery driver for Amazon isn't an idiot. Also it's pretty common for easy access into a house through the garage.
Not every driver but there definitely are some. Based on my personal experience 70% do a good job. The other 30% can’t work within the rules so this gig works for them to just fuck around
That is not reassuring
Fuck that guy
Must be pretty damn desperate to steal a tennis racket 😂 I’m sorry that happened to you, I’m sure there’s steps you can take to get that POS fired
I mean there’s rarely anything valuable in a package of that shape. Maybe a cutting board or an ikea shelf. Maybe a towel rod, though my towel rod arrived in a box big enough to fit a camel, but weighed as much as a cheap fedora.
Yeah. Something heavy in a small package is more likely valuable electronics.
I had a driver steal my oculus rift like this. Fucker handed my brother a diaper box instead and ran away. When I got home and opened it I was mad. Amazon refunded me but was pretty upset.
So, did he deliver it, take a pic for proof, and then steal it? Lol
Yes. That’s exactly what happened.
Jesus. What a twat.
That’s a twat.
What twat? That twat? Who's twat? Twat twat?
Why is twat?
Every time I lost an Amazon package, I feel quite bad complaining to Amazon to get a replacement cuz I thought the driver would get in trouble somehow..after this video…I guess not 🥴
Get a $30 Wyze cam and you'll always know.
Unless the delivery guy steals that too
Monthly fee though attached to it?
You can pay a fee if you want person and package detection, or you can have just sound and motion.
There's a driver that delivers packages frequently at my address. I was suspicious before because my package disappeared within thirty seconds of door knocking and it was gone. I later witness the guy that I see frequently deliver at our apartments, I witness him do exactly this where he took a picture of the package and then picked it up and walked away.
Same omg. I dont feel bad anymore tho because my packages have been left at someone elses house 5 times this year. Dont know if this same driver has the same route but there is definitely something weird going on or the drivers dont know how to read a home address
i just file a complaint, get my refund, then go knock on the persons house and get my package back lmao
I may or may not have done that.
So many times, I was home and got the delivery notido, from the post office, and nobody delivered shit!
There’s really no way to even deliver it to the wrong house unless you’re trying, the gps in the maps is so precise it would only let me leave packages at the specific house it was for.
At UPS this means instant termination and prosecution. They dont play when it comes to stealing.
Then again most drivers at UPS arnt dumb enough to lose a high paying job with free health benefits and a pension over a dumbass box.
Amazon delivery is sketchy as fuck. The ads make it seem like some franchisee pyramid scam model. “Start YOUR own business today!” What a load. If I had to guess, I’d say they are just trying to get around some laws by placing the businesses into the hands of a franchisee. Kind of like a McDonald’s style mail service.
He wasn't wyze
That was not a Wyze decision
When I see those kind of videos I aways wonder how often this can happen. Where I live, is mandatory for the delivery guy get a signature from the person receiving the package. Beside the need to have someone home to receive, I think it is much safer
Same here where I live. Either that or it gets delivered to a pickup location close to you where you can pick it up (and sign for it) on your way home from work. Porch pirates is an unknown phenomenon here.
This happens with door dash and Uber eats too sometimes
I would be so pissed if this was food.
I've had it happen. I ordered a contactless delivery (leave on porch) through DoorDash, and the dasher never even came to my house, just marked the order as delivered and took the commission.
I really enjoyed the final 20 seconds
Fedex has rerouted my package since Friday. It stayed in Georgia for 3 days. I suppose to get it today. It left a place at 1pm that was 40 mins from me. Said it had to be rerouted from a place that was 30 miles from me
This is probably your package. Made it all the way to Los Angeles. :)
I expected someone to run out and fight the thieving driver when the video kept going.
As a mail carrier, I can only assume Amazon employees are required to fail an IQ test at least twice.
I'm still baffled by how leaving a package outside by the door is a thing
I prefer it cause it’s convenient but I’m in a pretty safe area and I always get my packages.
I ordered something from eBay a few weeks ago and I changed the settings in the app to have it dropped off at the post office. Just incase...
That actually looks like some really good quality. I might consider investing in some wyze tech
im angry at whoever installed this camera
I do it for a living and cmon man
I'd say from what I'm seeing here is that there isn't enough evidence for this guy stealing this package. I've seen the fed ex and ups guy do this as well, realize he's delivered to the wrong house and then bring it next door
Here’s what I heard from a colleague: their mom who has a criminal record, DUIs, and is a very dodgy person was hired to be an Amazon driver. He was terrified that someone like his mom who was able to get hired, with no background check or anything, being trusted with peoples packages and to drive around in a delivery van which gains you access to several gated communities etc.
What happens between 0:20 and 0:39 is mind blowing!!
It'd almost as if they think they're not always being watched lol I deliver and I know not to do this dumb shit, you'll just get caught and fired. They'll let you do it a couple times, but at the end they always catch the ones who do this, and refund the customer.
Just going to point out something a lot of people don't realize.
Before the driver takes the picture the system checks the phone GPS to make sure the phone is within a geofence of like 20 feet from the known address.
A super common scenario is that the driver has 5+ packages for 3 different houses all within walking distance. Driver grabs package #2 on accident and goes to house #1. Driver sets the package down, goes to take a picture and the system won't let him because he's not within 20 feet of the right house. Now the driver has to pick up the package and walk away to get package #1. Now ideally he comes back a few minutes later with the right package but there's a lot of things they can prevent that, like a damaged package or the right package was put on the wrong van
I had a lady run out and lose her shit on me while I was walking away so I walked back over and showed her the label and then she watched me pull out the correct package from the back.
I saw OP posted the Amazon proof of delivery photo so that isn't what happened here but 99% of the time some variation of a mistake happened. It is weird though for him to steal a tennis racket, packages bust open so often we are provided tape. If a driver was going to steal something it seems like they would open it and make sure it's valuable first and just retape it if it wasn't.
Isn't this a federal crime? Stealing mail?
Amazon packages are not US mail, therefore it's not a federal crime.
So that delivery driver stole the package, damn
Had an Amazon delivery driver steal a package left by another delivery driver. It was a nightmare going through Amazon reps. I kept telling them, I want to make sure this guy doesn’t deliver to my home anymore, I don’t care if he’s fired or not. They wouldn’t tell me anything