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March 27th, 2006

Stealing Mail

You know, one of the least secure modes of communication has to be standard US mail. Considering that many Americans have their mailbox standing out near the curb with absolutely no security beyond “Hey! The mailbox door is closed! How will we ever get in?,” it’s a wonder that mail isn’t stolen more frequently.

Packages are another story, of course. If they’re left out in view of passersby, they’re a temptation and will occasionally be stolen depending on the people your neighborhood. But for whatever reason, you don’t often hear about regular old mail being stolen out of someone’s mailbox. They tell you to shred credit card applications you receive before throwing them away, but what about those same credit card applications before they even get in your house? They’re easier to get to and still in tact.

Has anyone here ever had to deal with any stolen non-package mail?

Posted in Everyday Life

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