(Pro-tip: There’s a solution for that!) One of our vendors sent us a letter stating that payments may have been stolen from the mail. While many people have moved away from uses checks to pay bills, most businesses still send and receive payments by mail. Locking mailboxes can prevent checks from being stolen from the […]
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 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 […]
Here is the round up of mail identity theft in August 2014 from across the nation, including reports of stolen mail, mail thief arrests, and identity theft rings uncovered. Wichita, Kansas and areas of California were particularly hard hit this month. To prevent mail theft, a leading cause of the ID theft, use a locking […]
Thieves stealing mail for identity theft across the United States in July 2014. To prevent mail-identity theft and mailbox vandalism, consider a Mail Boss.
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 […]
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 […]
Here is the round up of mail identity theft from across the nation in May 2014. May 1: SAN DIEGO, California: CBS8.com – Fed-up victim takes on mail thieves, again May 2: LAS VEGAS, Nevada: MyNews3.com – Rip-Off Alert: Thieves steal mail to aid check-washing scam (more…)
The most common ways thieves steal your credit card or financial info for credit card fraud or identity fraud & easy ways to protect against these threats.
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: Gazette.net – 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 […]
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 […]