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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 2015

Stolen mail is a leading cause of identity theft across the nation. Prevention is key to identity theft protection, and the first defense is a secure locking mailbox. Here is a round-up of the mail-identity theft news stories from across the nation in September 2015. Sept. 1: ELK GROVE, California: Central Valley Business Times – Elk Grove […]


Mail Identity Theft: August 2015

Here is a round-up of mail and identity theft news stories from across the nation in the month of August. Remember, prevention is key, and it starts with a secure locking mailbox! Aug. 1: LYNNWOOD, Washington: – Woman held as police investigate allegedly stolen mail; “Armed with a court order, police searched the vehicle […]


Mail Identity Theft – June 2015

Here is a round up of mail-identity theft related news stories from across the United States in June 2015. June 1: ORANGEBURG, South Carolina: WISTV 10 – Orangeburg deputies in search of those responsible for mailbox damage; ““The damage done to each mailbox is serious. Mail cannot be legally left in an unsecured mailbox,” Ravenell […]

Mail-Identity Theft – May 2015

Here is a round up of news stories featuring mail thieves targeting mailboxes to steal sensitive information for identity theft, mailbox burglaries, mail-identity theft, mailbox vandalism and more. These activities occur in big cities and rural areas alike, from Washington to Florida and most everywhere in between… (more…)


Mail-Identity Theft: March 2015

From Wichita, Kansas to Wichita Falls, Texas, and from Anchorage, Alaska to Oakland Park, Florida, mail thieves are stealing sensitive information from residential mailboxes for identity theft. It’s happening across the country, and nowhere is safe. The best defense is a quality locking mailbox to prevent would-be identity thieves from gaining access to your financial […]

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Mail-Identity Theft: January 2015

Jan. 1: PLEASANTON, California: KTVU – Three arrested after stolen car spotted in Pleasanton; “Officers who searched the stolen vehicle found numerous items, including personal identifying information and stolen mail belonging to dozens of victims throughout the Bay Area.” Jan. 2: GOLD BAR, Washington: KOMO 4 – Thieves hit Gold Bar post office, steal mail […]