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So, it seems recently I've been told by my aunt that her mail has been missing and she suspects someone in the apartment building of stealing it. I assumed it was just her usual paranoia; hell the woman thinks people are spying on her through her cell phone camera, until the past week or two when some packages and letters of mine have started to go missing. Namely, video games from either Amazon or Gamefly. How do I know they've been stolen? Well, aside from them missing - I found a torn open Gamefly envelope the other afternoon on my stoop.
I've taken all the obvious steps in informing Gamefly, Amazon and the USPS about the mail theft but am left feeling pretty pissed off and vindictive. It's likely all of the above will be replaced without charge, but it isn't about the money - it's that I shouldn't have to worry about my fucking mail being stolen.
My question is this: Are there any other steps I can take to ensure the safe delivery of my packages short of staking out my mailbox?
For context, I live in a house with about 4 or 5 different families. I'm on the 2nd floor. The third floor has some extended family (aunt/cousins) that I doubt would steal from me simply because I can easily go upstairs and go through their crap. Which I might do right now.
The first floor is the issue. From my understanding, theres 3 or 4 families living in separate 1 BR / Studio apartments. One of them I know well and she has on many an occasion informed me of packages that I may have missed. The others are the ones I suspect - they have both a visual of where the mail is dropped off (outside their door in the foyer) and easy accessibility without anyone noticing.
I'm pretty fed up with this bullshit already - what can I do short of glitter bombing these fucks?