What auto insurance won’t cover
People often take packages to and from their cars to lessen the load while holiday shopping at the mall.
This might seem like a good idea, but it’s not if the gifts are stolen. That’s because many auto insurance companies will not cover holiday packages stolen from a policyholder’s car — even if they were securely stored in the trunk.
However, if you paid for your gifts with a credit card, you might be in luck. Some credit-card companies will cover stolen purchases if they were paid for with a credit card.
Regardless of how you paid for your gifts, you should always file a police report to help alert police of the incident and to potentially prevent this crime from happening to someone else.
This information was provided by King Features Syndicate Inc.