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Did you know that if a mailbox is not USPS approved, the Postal person is not required to deliver to it? This section includes information for consumers related to mail and identity theft, USPS regulations, and home security, among other topics.

Curbside Comparison: Vandal Resistance

Post Time-Date 07-09-2014 | Author by Jenny | Category Category Consumer Information, Mail Boss Features, Mailbox Vandalism, Product: Mail Boss, Product: Mail Manager, Product: Package Master | No Comments »

Mailbox vandalism is almost an art form in some parts of the country, where kids use baseball bats or other blunt objects to smash mailboxes “for fun”. If you go to great lengths to make your mailbox standout, or your …

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Curbside Comparison: Tool Fishing Resistance

Post Time-Date 07-08-2014 | Author by Jenny | Category Category Consumer Information, Mail Boss Features, Product: Mail Boss, Product: Mail Manager, Product: Package Master | No Comments »

Tool fishing refers to removing mail from a locking mailbox with the use of a tool, usually a claw or tong like device, or a pole with a sticky substance on the end of it. It can take a lot …

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Curbside Comparison: Hand Fishing Resistance

Post Time-Date 07-06-2014 | Author by Jenny | Category Category Consumer Information, Mail Boss Features, Product: Mail Boss, Product: Mail Manager, Product: Package Master | No Comments »

Hand fishing refers to reaching into a locking mailbox and removing mail by hand.

Locking mailboxes typically have either a slot design with mail deposited through an incoming mail slot, or a bin design with mail and packages placed in …

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Curbside Comparison: Pry Resistance

Post Time-Date 07-02-2014 | Author by Jenny | Category Category Consumer Information, Mail Boss Features, Product: Mail Boss, Product: Mail Manager, Product: Package Master | No Comments »

Evaluating the pry resistance of Epoch Design’s curbside mailboxes, there is very little difference among the models. Due to the overall heavier-duty construction of the Mail Boss Curbside and Package Master, they rate slightly better than the Mail Manager, …

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Pros and Cons of Snail Mail vs Email

Post Time-Date 06-09-2014 | Author by bonsaimediagroup | Category Category Consumer Information, Guest Posts | No Comments »

We all remember the episode of Seinfeld in which the beloved Kramer attempts to cancel his Mail Service.

This clip is hilarious for the way the eccentric character, Newman, paints a portrait of the USPS as this ominous villainous corporation, …

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Five Ways to Protect Your Security When Buying Consumer Products

Post Time-Date 06-04-2014 | Author by Daphne Holmes | Category Category Consumer Information, Mail & Identity Theft | No Comments »

As summer approaches, millions of consumers will be emerging from their winter ways and many will be engaging in leisure activities they longed for during the winter. Of course, they’ll be spending money along the way, purchasing new summer attire, …

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10 Ways Thieves Steal Your Credit Card

Post Time-Date 05-12-2014 | Author by MailBoss | Category Category Consumer Information, Mail & Identity Theft | No Comments »

There are ten basic ways that thieves can obtain your credit card information or your physical credit card for identity fraud. Luckily, there are things you can do to protect yourself against each of these threats.

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Am I At Risk Of Mail Theft?

Post Time-Date 05-07-2014 | Author by bonsaimediagroup | Category Category Consumer Information, Guest Posts | No Comments »

It can be hard to tell if you are at risk for mail theft. One of the reasons mail theft can be so difficult to deal with is there are no immediate signs of its occurrence. By the time you …

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USPS Food Drive – May 10

Post Time-Date 05-06-2014 | Author by Jenny | Category Category Consumer Information, News & Events | No Comments »

Join the United States Postal Service in their effort to Stamp Out Hunger in our country, and participate in the largest one-day food drive in the nation. All you have to do is leave non-perishable food items in, on, or …

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Steps To Take When You Are Dealing With Identity Theft

Post Time-Date 04-03-2014 | Author by MailBoss | Category Category Consumer Information | No Comments »

Identity Theft is an all too common occurrence. In fact, over 10 million people become victims of identity theft each year and that number is steadily growing. The immediate effects of this sort of crime are obviously financial, but identity …

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Tax Season Identity Theft Prevention Tips

Post Time-Date 03-17-2014 | Author by Jenny | Category Category Consumer Information | No Comments »

Identity theft increases during tax season, which is like Christmas for mail thieves. Savvy criminals know that sensitive financial information abounds, and they are on the prowl looking to take advantage this ‘special’ time of year. Whether you prepare and …

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Why Mailboxes are Federal Property

Post Time-Date 12-30-2013 | Author by bonsaimediagroup | Category Category Consumer Information, Guest Posts | No Comments »

Many people often wonder why mailboxes are federal property. There is actually a careful balance of legal policy that establishes the ownership and property rights of your mailbox. To be sure, the process starts with the resident’s purchase of an …

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Preventing Holiday Identity Theft

Post Time-Date 12-16-2013 | Author by Drew Smithfield | Category Category Consumer Information, Featured, Guest Posts | No Comments »

The holiday season is well under way. Is your identity well protected?

This is a time of year when we enjoy the company of friends and family, search for that perfect present for someone special and prepare huge celebratory feasts. …

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10 Ways to Prevent Your Identity From Being Stolen

Post Time-Date 11-08-2013 | Author by Amanda Kostina | Category Category Consumer Information, Guest Posts | No Comments »

One of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, identity theft affects millions of Americans. From phishing scams to taking advantage of the information in a lost or stolen wallet, criminals have a variety of options when it comes …

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How to Stop Junk Mail

Post Time-Date 11-04-2013 | Author by bonsaimediagroup | Category Category Consumer Information, Guest Posts | No Comments »

How to Stop Junk Mail: A Few Simple Ways to Eliminate Unwanted Mail

It’s always a pleasure to receive good news, a card, a letter from a friend or a package when you open your Mail Boss locking mailbox. …

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