We disagree with those who say that a locking mailbox is just to keep honest folks honest. The reality is that dishonest folks are increasingly prying open locking mailboxes to steal mail for identity theft, but a quality secure locking mailbox can prevent them from successfully breaking into your locking mailbox.

For example, consider this photo we received from Jim, who has a Mail Boss locking mailbox. A thief spent a good deal of time trying to pry open his mailbox but was ultimately unsuccessful in gaining access to steal mail.

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The reason the Mail Boss mailboxes do more than just keep honest people honest is that it includes a patented anti-pry latch locking system to prevent leveraged entry. While we agree no mailbox is 100% theft proof, if a thief has to spend a great deal of time and energy to gain access to your mailbox, s/he will likely move on to an easier target. Since most locking mailboxes can be pried open in just seconds, a real security mailbox is a wise investment for mail-identity theft prevention.

As for Jim’s Mail Boss, it’s a little “bent out of shape” but the locking system is still in tact, and with some effort, the door can be restored.