As people convert to locking mailboxes, thieves are resorting to prying open locked mailboxes to steal mail for identity theft. Unfortunate consumers are now learning something we stress: Not all locking mailboxes are secure. In fact, most locking mailboxes can be popped open with a screwdriver in just seconds. Mail Boss mailboxes include a patented…

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A happy customer shared this with us on Twitter: You’re welcome! While his neighbors opted for what look like the (ironically named) Mailsafe mailboxes by Solar Group, he installed a Mail Manager. When mail thieves paid a visit, they broke into all of the locking mailboxes except his Mail Manager. Sometimes it pays to dare to…

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Yesterday, a couple contacted us about repairing or replacing their Mail Boss. A thief had pried open several mailboxes in their Seattle area neighborhood. The thief was unable to break into their Mail Boss, and their mail remained safe. Unfortunately, the prying attempts left some damage to the powder-coated finish. As you can see from…

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The importance of getting a mailbox right the first time Increasingly, people understand the importance of using a locking mailbox to prevent the fast-growing crime of mail-identity theft. However, many people believe that any locking mailbox will be cause for thieves to move on to an easier target. The truth is, though, that more and more,…

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Residential locking mailboxes in Olympia neighborhood picked open by thief, but Mail Boss not compromised We just received an email from Luke in Olympia, who wrote us to say that all his neighbors’ locking mailboxes were picked open, but his Mail Boss remained secure. This is our favorite kind of customer feedback, because it means…

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Maureen called us today to let us know that after years of faithful service, her eight-year-old Mail Boss locking mailbox survived an attempted burglary in Tuscon, Arizona. As you can see from the pictures she provided, someone tried to pry open her Mail Boss mailbox using a screwdriver or a crowbar. There are places where the…

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Therese from Santa Fe reached out to us because a would-be mail thief tried to pry open her Mail Manager. While the thief was not successful in breaking into her mailbox, he did manage to do quite a bit of damage to the box itself. As you can see from the images below, the housing…

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We received this photo from a Mail Boss customer in Mooresville, North Carolina. She reports that thieves are prying mailboxes in her neighborhood, and attempted to pry open her Mail Boss Curbside. As you can see below, the thieves were unsuccessful in stealing mail. They did manage to do some damage to the mailbox, but…

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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…

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