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MailBoss Featured Articles include some of our most popular blog posts and articles that we consider to be interesting, useful, and fun to read.

Yes, Your Mail Matters to ID Thieves

Stolen mail a leading cause of Identity Theft, despite popular belief As a company that manufactures and sells locking mailboxes, clearly we have a vested interest in people believing there is a need for a secure mailbox product. More importantly, we truly believe this need is real. (After all, we developed the Mail Boss line […]

Mail Boss on KOMO 4

When one North Seattle man was fed up with having his mail stolen, he organized a group of neighbors and orchestrated a bulk purchase of the Mail Manager locking security mailbox. Joel Moreno, KOMO News 4 reporter, caught wind of this and investigated. The KOMO 4 News team then reported on how other communities can […]

Haller Lake Community Mail Manager Order

Steve Warren of the Haller Lake neighborhood in Seattle was tired of having his mail stolen from his locking mailbox, so he purchased a Mail Manager high-security mailbox from Epoch Design. Pleased with the quality of his mailbox, Warren posted in a neighborhood forum sharing his experience and asking whether other residents might be interested […]

Authorities Urging Caution Against Holiday Mail Thefts

Remember how holiday mail thefts and you need to take precautions – namely, use a locking mailbox – to protect yourself? Well, you don’t have to take our word for it. Here’s a round up of news stories in the last few days related to holiday mail thefts, and urging preventative measures to keep your […]

Don’t Let the Grinch Steal Christmas – Protect Against Holiday Mail Theft

This time of year, thieves are stealing from mailboxes The season of giving should not involve gift-wrapping your sensitive information to thieves looking to use your credit for a little holiday shopping. And yet, that’s just what is happening across the country, as thieves are targeting unlocked mailboxes during the holidays to steal gift cards, […]

Locking Mailboxes: The importance of security

Now more than ever, locking mailbox security matters Last week, this email from ‘Brian’ arrived in my inbox: “Thanks for a great product. Our entire streets mailboxes were broken into this morning except for mine. Which of course is a Mail Boss. Do you sell bronze touch up paint? Mine now has some nasty scratches […]

OOPS: Pike Co. Water Authority Mailbox Proves Easy Target, Hundreds of Customers’ Bill Payments Stolen

FACT Act requires secure disposal but not receipt of consumer information? Many federal, state and local laws and regulations have been implemented to protect the privacy of consumers and businesses alike. From the Federal Privacy Act, which requires government entities to protect information of individuals and business, to HIPAA, which mandates the proper storage and […]

Identity Theft Up 12% in 2010

According to the 2010 Identity Fraud Survey Report (preview here) by Javelin Research, identity theft is on the rise. The number of identity theft victims rose 12% to a record 11.1 million in 2009, up from 9.9 million in 2008, and 8.1 million in 2007.

While losses and subsequent consumer costs have decreased due to increased protections, the overall number and percentage of ID theft victims continues to rise. As indicated in the graph above, 4.8% of Americans, or about one in 25 adults, were victims of identity fraud in 2009.