Locking Mailboxes Protect Your Good Name
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the nation, according to the FTC. Millions of Americans become victims of identity theft each year, so protection is a must. One of the many ways criminals steal your identity can happen right at your front door. Your mailbox is a prime target for identity thieves, who can find a wealth of sensitive mail, bills and other private documents with little effort. Most people are cautious about what mail is put in the trash, using a paper shredder when necessary. However, most of these sensitive documents originate in an unlocked mailbox.