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 […]
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The risks of identity theft can be pretty high. If you’re not vigilant with your personal information, it can get into the hands of the wrong individuals. No matter how trivial you think any piece of information may be, you never know what little bit could be used against you, provided it falls into the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. Unfortunately, identity thieves love the holidays just as much as we do. People are busy, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.