Mail-Identity Theft: June 2012

If you learn one thing from our monthly round-up of mail-identity theft news stories nationwide, it should be this: Don’t trust your mailbox!

Stealing mail is one of the easiest and most common ways thieves obtain your sensitive information for identity theft. Most people don’t even realize when their mail has been stolen, because savvy thieves often take only what is useful for check fraud or ID theft and leave unsuspecting victims with junk mail. Be smart! Use a high security locking mailbox like the Mail Boss to secure incoming mail, and never send sensitive mail like checks or bill payments from an unsecured mailbox; bring them directly to the post office or use online bill pay – it’s more secure!

Enough lecturing… here’s your latest and greatest in mail identity theft (and a smidgen of mailbox baseball) from across the country.

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  • Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA: Houston Chronicle – Identity Theft Most Popular Consumer Complaint in 2011

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  • Snohomish County, WASHINGTON: KCPQ – Woman accused of being leader of identity theft ring in Snohomish County

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  1. Trent on August 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I don’t like your list of mail theft issues around the country. It’s indicative of too much web surfing for what amounts to tradgety for most victims. Mail theft isn’t the only reason you’d get sales, is it? I doubt people enjoy being bombarded with bad news. If they did, they’d search it out themselves. Thanks.

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