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The Rise of Mail Theft

Did you know that mail theft has been on the rise in recent years? People rely more on online transactions and shipping which has led to an increase in stolen packages and mail. To prevent mail theft, it's important to follow some basic safety measures, such as:

  1. Secure your mailbox: If possible, install a locked mailbox or use a mailbox with a locking mechanism to prevent easy access by thieves.

  2. Use a mailbox service: Use a mailbox service with a secure location and receive mail and packages only from trusted sources.

  3. Schedule deliveries: Schedule deliveries for a time when someone is home or ask a trusted neighbor to keep an eye on your packages.

  4. Use package delivery lockers: Package delivery lockers are becoming increasingly popular and provide a secure location for your packages.

  5. Check your mail frequently: Regularly check your mailbox to ensure that nothing has been stolen.

  6. Report theft: If you do experience mail theft, report it to the local police and the post office immediately.

  7. Protect your identity: Be vigilant about protecting your personal information, such as your Social Security number and credit card numbers, from theft.

By following these tips, you can reduce the risk of mail theft and protect yourself from the consequences of identity theft and other financial crimes.


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