The following information came from the U.S. Postal Service:
Every day, the U.S. Postal Service safely and efficiently delivers millions of checks, money orders, credit cards, and merchandise. Unfortunately, such items are also attractive to thieves. That’s why Postal Inspectors across the country are at work to protect your mail. But with deliveries to more than 164 million addresses, they cannot do the job alone. Here are some proactive steps that both individuals and businesses can take to protect their mail and parcels from thieves:
– Don’t let mail sit in your mailbox. Retrieve it daily.
– Don’t drop mail into a collection box at night. Take it into a post office.
– If you are going out of town, sign up to have your mail held at the post office.
– Don’t send cash.
– If you do not receive a check or other valuable mail you’re expecting, contact the issuing agency.
– If you change your address, immediately notify your Post Office
– If you believe your mail was stolen, report it immediately to the WPD, by submitting an online complaint at WWW.usis.gov/report or calling the USIS at 877-876-2455