NEW YORK — Depending on where you live, the checks you put in the mailbox may not be as safe as you think. Anyone who lives in large buildings or complexes that contain mail rooms could be a target of mail fraud and identity theft.
U.S. Postal Inspector Glen McKechnie review surveillance footage from inside a mail room where a suspect stole mail and used it for identity theft.
U.S. postal inspectors caught one criminal in the act. Surveillance footage shows the suspect taking advantage of a flawed system for how mail is handled in large buildings.
“The subject began stealing personal identifiers and names and dates of birth of individuals in that building,” explained U.S. Postal Inspector Glen McKechnie.