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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 – September 2014

Mail stolen, and Mail identity theft from across the country in September 2014. Sept. 2: LAS VEGAS, Nevada: KSNV – Rip-Off Alert: Sophisticated ID theft ring upended Sept. 3: DALLAS, Texas: The Dallas Morning News – 3 get prison time for stealing mail in Dallas HESPERIA, California: Daily Press – Four arrested after attempting to […]


Mail Identity Theft – June 2014

Here is the round up of mail identity theft and mailbox vandalism news from across the United States in June 2014. Remember, to help prevent mail related identity theft: 1. Use a locking mailbox to secure incoming mail 2. Never send sensitive mail from an unsecured mailbox 3. Shred sensitive personal information (most of which […]


Five Ways to Protect Your Security When Buying Consumer Products

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, eating out, and traveling. At the same time, countless unsavory characters will be searching for […]


Mail Identity Theft – April 2014

Mail identity theft news from across the nation in April 2014. Apr. 1: EUGENE, Oregon: The Register-Guard – Reward sought in Eugene mailbox break-ins POOLESVILLE, Maryland: – Outgoing mail stolen from 7 homes in Poolesville: One check forged and cashed BARTONVILLE, Texas: The Leader – Bartonville police offer tips to help avoid identity theft WICKER […]


Mail-Identity Theft: March 2014

Each month, we continue to be shocked by the increasing prevalence of stolen mail and mail-identity theft related crimes. This is a growing trend across the nation. Some things we have noticed: Most victims don’t realize when their mail has been stolen until the perpetrator is caught (usually with stolen mail) Thieves arrested for mail […]


Mail-Identity Theft: February 2014

February was a short month, but the mail thieves made the most of just 28 days. Feb. 1: VANCOUVER, Washington: FOX 12 – Man catches suspected mail thief on camera BAKERSFIELD, California: ABC 23 – Woman in west Bakersfield says someone stole community mailbox in the middle of the night Feb. 2: GUERNSEY COUNTY, Ohio: […]