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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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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: 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 […]

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

Mail-identity theft news and reports across the nation in 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 […]