Mail Identity Theft

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States for the past 10 years, and affects over 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.

Mail Identity Theft

  • More than 1 in 20 Americans are victims of ID theft each year
  • ID theft is the fastest growing crime in the nation
  • Only 35% of ID theft victims know how their info was compromised
  • The majority of known ID theft is perpetuated via low-tech methods: stolen wallets, stolen mail and stolen trash.
  • Mail theft is highly under-reported because most people don’t realize when their mail has been stolen
Mail Theft in Salt Lake City, Utah – July 18th, 2018
July 25, 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 an identity is stolen approximately…

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Attempted Mail Boss Break In = EPIC FAIL!
May 29, 2018

We here at Mail Boss recently received a email from one of our satisfied customers who happened to film a thief’s 20 minute attempt at breaking into one of our Mail Boss High Security Locking Mailboxes. We hope you enjoy this video as much as we did! The struggle is real! Shop Here for Mail Boss!

Mail Theft Monday-February
March 20, 2018

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 From Lincoln Pleads To Stolen…

Mail Theft Monday – 1/15/2018
January 16, 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 their doors because you rather…

New Year, New Mail Theft!
January 12, 2018

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 Inspection Service can’t do the…

Having difficulty deciding on the right mailbox?
December 28, 2017

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Mail Theft Monday – 10/30/17
December 27, 2017

Burglars arrested for mail theft in Summit KUTV – 10/27/17 (SUMMIT COUNTY, OHIO) “Two people, identified as Natosha Louise Alvarado, 38, and Juan Jose Rodriguez, 26, were arrested for stealing mail on the evening of Wednesday, October 25. Just after midnight, a Summit County resident contacted the local Sheriff’s Office to report a suspicious vehicle parked in their driveway.” COMMENTS: Mail theft…

Mail Theft Monday – 12/18/17
December 27, 2017

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 too late to invest in…

Mail Theft Monday – 12/26/2017
December 27, 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, accused of more than 25…

Holiday Mail Theft Prevention
November 22, 2017

With the big Holiday season around the corner, mail thieves are going to be pulling more stunts and attempting to steal mail and packages from you and your neighbors! This recent news segment from KOB4 featuring a neighborhood in Albuquerque, NM shows “Porch Pirates” taking advantage of this time of the year on all the gifts and goodies the delivery companies…