Author Topic: Couriers ■ A New Threat Looming?  (Read 498 times)

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Re: Couriers ■ A New Threat Looming?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 08:12:58 PM »
Again?  Someone here lost expensive stuff, couple weeks ago.  Takealot must be worried.  More encouragement to emigrate.

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Re: Couriers ■ A New Threat Looming?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 09:53:08 PM »
 Commercial vehicle theft has been on the decrease on account of the sophisticated tracking and monitoring devices fitted nowadays

No more driving into a shipping container to prevent the signal from getting out

Most transport companies insurance demand that this be fitted to offer cover
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Re: Couriers ■ A New Threat Looming?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 09:56:30 PM »
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Re: Couriers ■ A New Threat Looming?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 09:57:16 PM »
Sorry, meant to say "rascals". :EGrin:
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Re: Couriers ■ A New Threat Looming?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 10:13:56 PM »
It has been far more common than any of us in our barricaded listening rooms realise.

After our recent loss of a hundred thousand rands worth of phono cartridge ,I was scolded by the Courier who got hijacked for shipping valuable stuff the day before Black Friday as all the skelms know there are going to be valuable stuff on the trucks on those days and that they were expecting hijacks-which they got.

When returning Achim's R300k DAC as that is not my league, I could not get it insured. Courier would not go above 50k and my very own insurer wanted R11k to insure for damages but would not cover theft-that should tell you something.

Almost 30 years ago a dealer friend's entire shipment of CD players were lost in a hijack. Seconds after the call from the courier ,he got a call from the hijackers wanting to sell his stolen  stuff back to him.

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Re: Couriers ■ A New Threat Looming?
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2020, 07:08:00 AM »
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Re: Couriers ■ A Growing Threat?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2020, 10:54:50 PM »
The aim of the topic is to raise discussion and awareness about a possible increment in this particular line of crime in the country overall already so deeply immersed in it, and how we should best deal with it, since it is one that presumably affects a huge swath of our members.

Courier vehicles, particuarly of the lighter variety, probably present a far more an inviting target. Not only in execution, but also with its promise of a very handsome reward  - as borne out by Agaton Sax's input.

Does a threat ever become irrelevant when the deterrents preexist?

Crime continues with impunity - notwitstanding the many countermeasures and despite "law enforcement". Else, we would not have to live with fortified buildings - and private security services the numbers of which outweigh that of public law enforcement. The latter should be one of the foremost provided by government to its citizens - but how could they, with the core so deficient, so putrid?

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Re: Couriers ■ A New Threat Looming?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2020, 08:09:23 AM »
not offend courrier companies and loyal users, i prefer to collect when i buy from forum and furniture shops. this is SA, many crime departments.

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Re: Couriers ■ A New Threat Looming?
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2020, 10:02:27 AM »
The big targets are cigarette transports. Insider info on those frequently leads to loss of life of the driver and/or security escorts.

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Re: Couriers ■ A New Threat Looming?
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2020, 11:04:01 AM »
Happens regularly. My regular delivery driver got stabbed last year and in a separate incident I lost 3 orders as they were leaving the airport.
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