Video: Sticky mailbox scams are popping up around Topeka- no response from USPS

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) — Debby Peterson’s parents found themselves in a sticky situation when they tried to mail a letter near 29th and California.

“There’s a sticky board in the mail slot so the next person could come along and take her bills out. My mom is afraid to put anything in a mailbox now,” said Peterson.

Debby says that was a few months ago.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office sent out a warning about these sticky traps in March — indicating that three mailboxes had been tampered with. Two of those mailboxes are in the 29th and Urish area and another near 15th and Woodhull.

Two months later and the problem continues.

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