The holidays are a time best spent with family and friends. Many times, family and friends live in a different area and many have to travel to spend the holidays with the ones they love. The holidays can be a hectic time and adding traveling in the mix, only makes for a more hectic environment.…

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One of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, identity theft affects millions of Americans. From phishing scams to taking advantage of the information in a lost or stolen wallet, criminals have a variety of options when it comes to methods of exploiting your information for their own gain. Fortunately, there are also a…

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According to the 2015 Identity Fraud Survey by Javelin Study, there were 12.7 million victims of Identity Theft in the United States in 2014. While this represents a slight decline in victims, it is still the most common complaint to the FTC for the 15th consecutive year. Al Pascual, Director of Fraud and Security at…

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ID Thieves Recruited Meth Addicts to Steal Mail Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the nation, but the majority of victims don’t know how their information was compromised. Many people never suspect that thieves could be getting all the sensitive information they need right from their mailbox. This sense of security may arise…

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You’re checking your mailbox when the unthinkable happens: You realize that the package or important document you were waiting for never arrived. You’ve re-checked your email for the delivery status and it says it’s been delivered. You’ve just become a target of mail theft. “This can’t be happening to me” — you think to yourself,…

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Every three seconds, an American’s identity is stolen. While the majority of known identity theft occurs via low-tech methods including stolen mail, it is also important to protect your identity online. And, with so much talk about Prism and the NSA, everyone wants to know how to defend themselves on the internet. Here is a…

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Believe it or not, most identity theft originates from mail theft. If you value your financial records and wish to prevent identity theft, locking mailboxes have become a necessity in today’s world, and a good one can prevent your mail from being stolen and reduce the risk of identity theft. In a matter of seconds a thief can walk or drive up to your house, open your mailbox and walk or drive away with credit card statements, bank statements, and a number of other personal letters that have information about you and your family. You lock your front door and your car, so what not lock your mailbox? Locking secure mailboxes come in many different types but not all of them are created equal. Poor quality mailboxes offer little more than a moment’s annoyance to an experienced mail thief.

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IdentityTheft.org provides shocking information on mail identity theft IdentityTheft.org is an informative website that offers information on mail theft and identity theft, as well as ID Theft prevention tips. This site reports that the first step in prevention is a secure locking mailbox. Below are some of the facts and information they provide on mail…

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Secure mailboxes offer protection against the fast growing crime of mail-ID theft What we do on this site is try to inform consumers of the prevalence of mail theft and identity theft, and to teach them the best ways to protect their sensitive information and their identities. One component of this protection is a security…

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Javelin Strategy has released their ID Fraud Report from 2014, and the verdict is in: ID Theft is still a big deal. Here are four trends to watch (more info here) this year: 1. Credit monitoring can’t prevent heinous identity theft “ID theft” falls into two categories: Hassle and heinous. Credit card fraud falls into the…

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