Saturday, November 14, 2009

Your Mailbox Could Turn You Into a Victim of Identity Theft

NBC4 Los Angeles reports, "The U.S. Postal Service says more than 2,000 people were arrested last year for stealing from mailboxes. But most crooks who do this are never caught and prosecuted."

In an article that appears on its website titled "Is Your Mail Actually Safe in Your Mailbox?," it suggests your mailbox could turn you into a victim of identity theft.

Reporter Joel Grover pens,"It happened to Paulette Light of Los Angeles, who always left her bills sticking out of her home mailbox, for her mailman to pickup and take to the post office. But she stopped doing that last month, when she was looking at her checking account online, and noticed two strange checks written on her account."

"Police believe someone stole her paid bills from her mailbox, then duplicated her checks on a computer, complete with her account number, and her signature, and then started writing checks from her account," according to Joel.

Click here to read the entire article.

To learn more about how your mailbox could turn you into a victim of identity theft, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM