Video: Postal inspectors say you should never leave outgoing checks in your mailbox

MILWAUKEE — You might think the checks you put in a mailbox are secure — but U.S. postal inspectors say think again! They say outgoing mail in an unlocked box is an open invitation for thieves.

“Businesses reported in a short period of time their bank accounts being compromised,” David Cunningham, U.S. postal inspector said.

Investigators were able to track those reports to a certain area.

“The suspects in this case intentionally targeted business checks. They would often go to commercial business parks where they would be able to find a number of different checks,” Cunningham said.

The suspects were stealing the checks, and then using an elaborate process for duplication.

Source: Postal inspectors: “Never leave outgoing checks in mailbox to be picked up by carrier;” here’s why |