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Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States, and affects 10 million Americans each year. Mail theft is a common way that identity thieves can steal your identity, and the 60 million unlocked mailboxes in the US offer a treasure trove of opportunity for would-be identity thieves. Victims of mail theft often do not realize they have been victimized until their credit record and good name is ruined. Remedying the outcomes of fraud and identity theft requires thousands of dollars and hours of your time. This section provides information about the prevalence of mail and identity theft, and the precautions you can take to protect yourself and your name.

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Mail-Identity Theft: April 2015

April 1: CLE ELUM, Washington: Daily Record – Alleged mail thief caught in Cle Elum; “A man wanted as part of an alleged mail theft ring — where three people face dozens of counts of identity theft, fraud and other charges — was booked into the Kittitas County jail Tuesday.” OAKLAND, California: Pleasanton Weekly – Woman arrested, two men under […]

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Mail-Identity Theft: March 2015

From Wichita, Kansas to Wichita Falls, Texas, and from Anchorage, Alaska to Oakland Park, Florida, mail thieves are stealing sensitive information from residential mailboxes for identity theft. It’s happening across the country, and nowhere is safe. The best defense is a quality locking mailbox to prevent would-be identity thieves from gaining access to your financial […]

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Mail-Identity Theft: January 2015

Jan. 1: PLEASANTON, California: KTVU – Three arrested after stolen car spotted in Pleasanton; “Officers who searched the stolen vehicle found numerous items, including personal identifying information and stolen mail belonging to dozens of victims throughout the Bay Area.” Jan. 2: GOLD BAR, Washington: KOMO 4 – Thieves hit Gold Bar post office, steal mail […]