Mail Theft Could Lead to Identity Theft

By | August 10, 2019

Local law enforcement agencies are seeing an increase in larceny complaints in which suspects have taken mail out of residential mailboxes. This may lead to identity theft and fraud, as the suspects use credit card and other personal information obtained from the stolen mail to make fraudulent purchases or commit other crimes using the victim’s information.
Please be alert and aware of unknown or suspicious persons in your neighborhood. If you witness anything suspicious, such as an unknown person going through your mail or a neighbor’s mail, contact local law enforcement immediately. Personal reports are an important part of identifying and stopping this type of criminal activity.
The police department number is (248) 349-9400