Bronx residents left without mailboxes as Postal Service cracks down on ‘mailbox fishing’

THE BRONX, N.Y. — Did you ever hear of mailbox fishing? Most people haven’t, but it’s a growing problem in the Bronx.

Thieves tie a long string to a glue covered object, such as a crushed water jug and then drop the sticky object through the mailbox door.

According to Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., “at nighttime they come and they’ll pull up the string and everything that stuck to the object will be theirs.” The mailbox fishers are hoping to catch envelopes containing checks and credit cards.

Last November the Bronx Post Office removed over 100 of the blue collection boxes with the pull down doors.

Source: Bronx residents left without mailboxes as Postal Service cracks down on ‘mailbox fishing’ | New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV

  • Wrestlingfan316

    I an understand envelopes with money or sensitive information being in those boxes but why would a credit card be in a collection box?

    Any respectable credit card company isn’t going to just drop their outgoing mail unto a collection box.