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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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Keep your Mail Safe this Holiday Season

The Holiday Season is officially upon us as we close the first full week of December. Along with all the holiday cheer and festive activities the season bring, it also means an increase of mail sitting in your mailbox. Be it flyers advertising sales, perfect for last minute shoppers, package deliveries or cards from friends […]

Continued Mail Thefts in Nassau County, Florida – October 31th, 2018

Help Prevent Mail Theft – Stay Vigilant! Recently in Nassau County, Florida residents have been dealing with a rash of mail thefts. The thieves are supposedly simply opening the mailboxes and stealing everything from bills, bank statements and even medications. The USPS is currently investigating the thefts in the Wilson Neck area and reminds everyone there are several […]

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Mail Theft in Salt Lake City, Utah – July 18th, 2018

Protect Yourself from Mail Theft –  This week in Salt Lake City, Utah: a woman was caught red handed stealing a resident’s mail.  Salt Lake City Police are asking people to “take extra steps to protect themselves”. According to the FBI, 16+ million Americans were the victims of identity theft in 2017. That means that […]

Mail Theft Monday-February

Sunday, February 4: Fort Bragg, NC: Daily Journal Local News – Men Arrested with Heroin Stolen Mail; “The men reportedly were in the process of consuming heroin and officers searched the vehicle after learning they were both on probation. Drug paraphernalia, heroin and several stolen checks were located inside the vehicle.” Lincoln, NE: Lincoldn Journal Star – Ex-Postal Worker […]

Mail Theft Monday – 1/15/2018

Here at Mail Boss, we love giving you pointers regarding ways to prevent mail theft. Unfortunately, mail theft isn’t the only concern. Another major issue that happens in neighborhoods are vehicle break-ins and just like mailboxes, these thieves look for easy targets. So, if you are one of those types of people that don’t lock […]

New Year, New Mail Theft!

Even though the big holiday season is over, that doesn’t stop mail thieves from wanting to steal your mail year-round. Here are some tips from USPS to avoid mail theft! PROTECTING YOUR MAIL Postal Inspectors across the country work hard to protect your mail. But with deliveries to more than 100 million addresses, the Postal […]

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Mail Theft Monday – 12/26/2017

Florida man, Bend woman charged in mail, ID thefts Mail found scattered over five miles of Ward Road BEND, Ore. – Mail scattered along miles of roads east of Bend and in northeast Bend and a credit card theft from a car led to the arrest of a Florida man and Bend woman late Thursday, […]

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Having difficulty deciding on the right mailbox?

Let our handy reference guide help you choose the perfect mailbox. Here at Mail Boss, we get questions like this all the time; “How do I pick the right mailbox?”             “What’s the right mailbox for me?”                        “What’s the […]

Mail Theft Monday – 12/18/17

With Christmas around the corner and mail thieves being more proactive that ever around this season, Chino police are placing GPS tracking devices inside bait packages to try and catch “porch pirates” from stealing packages delivered at homes.     For more details about this news article, check out: Champion Newspapers   It is never […]