• Houston UPS driver thwarts woman trying to claim package after spotting fake ID

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    HOUSTON - A Texas woman is grateful she knows the UPS driver who delivers packages in her Houston neighborhood. It saved her from becoming an identity theft victim, according to KTRK.

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    On April 5, a doorbell camera captured a woman approaching the UPS truck and asking for a package the driver was about to deliver, the television station reported. The woman showed the driver a photo identification card that listed the address the driver was delivering the package, but the driver balked because he knew Kayla Sickman, the actual owner of the home, KTRK reported.

    The woman left in a red Toyota Camry after she was questioned by the UPS driver. Sickman, meanwhile, could not believe what had happened.

    "It's pretty crummy," Sickman told the television station. "I don't know what kind of person thinks that's an OK thing to do.

    "I was pretty shocked. It was pretty crazy that some lady out there has my name on an ID and her face."

    Officials with the Houston Police Department said they are still looking for the woman.

    Sickman has added another camera at her house, but said the best deterrent against package theft is to become familiar with the delivery drivers.

    "You want to know these people, and if you are home at any time and you see them, say 'Hi' and walk out the door before they walk away, so they can see your face so they get familiar with you," Sickman told KTRK

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