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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 – May 2014

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

Mail Identity Theft – 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 PARK, Illinois: DNAInfoChicago.com – West Town Mail Problems Continue, Postal Service […]

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: […]

Mail-Identity Theft: January 2014

Jan. 1: TEMPLE, Texas: Temple Daily Telegram – Central Texas Mail Box Break-ins: Postal thieves targeted money and gift cards HOLLAND, Texas: Killeen Daily Herald – Thieves target outgoing mailboxes WAPPAPELLO, Missouri: KFVS 12 – Alleged mail theft in Wappapello, MO Jan. 2: BASTROP COUNTY, Texas: KEYE TV – Bastrop Co. Mailboxes Hit By Thieves […]

Mail Identity Theft – December 2013

The holidays are always a prime time for mail and package theft, with thieves trying to nab on all the gift cards and goodies in the mail. December was a very busy month for mail-identity theft crime. So busy, in fact, it has taken us until February to curate all of these stories below: Dec. […]

Mail Identity Theft – November 2013

Oh my gosh, so much holiday mail-identity theft and we’re so behind. Here’s the abridged round up from November, featuring only the most outrageous and interesting stories! Nov. 1: SIERRA VISTA, Arizona: KJZZ.org – Woman Steals Credit Card From Mailbox Nov. 3: RIPON, California: The Record – Mail theft in Ripon on rise Nov. 4: […]

Mail Identity Theft – October 2013

Oct. 2: VENTURA COUNTY, California: Ventura County Star – Camarillo police arrest two, including one in connection with mail theft and forgery SAN ANTONIO, Texas: MySanAntonio.com – Yuchnitz son’s wife guilty of stealing mail NORMAN, Oklahoma: News9.com – Man Arrested, Accused Of Operating Mail Fraud, Identity Theft Ring Oct. 3: MOORE, Oklahoma: News9.com – Moore Hero The Victim Of Identity Theft Oct. 4: […]

Mail-Identity Theft: September 2013

An early morning search of a dilapidated Panorama City home that police and residents say had become a hangout for methamphetamine users led to three arrests after investigators discovered stolen mail, evidence of identity theft and what officers say was one of the largest rocks of meth any of them had ever seen.