Earlier I wrote a post, titled: Identity Theft – Check Writing. In that article, I recommended using Uniball Signo 207 (anti check washing) pens.
Today, I witnessed another way to protect your identity.
I went to the post office to mail some letters. When I drove up to the “drive up” mail boxes, I noticed that one was literally overflowing with mail. Fortunately, there were three boxes, so I deposited my mail in one of the other boxes.
Unscrupulous individuals could easily steal mail out of overflowing mail boxes. After all, they don’t think twice before stealing mail out of mailboxes on the side of the road. With stolen mail, you could very easily, not only have your identity stolen, but also have your checking account wiped out.
I don’t know much about check washing, but I do know it happens a lot. I don’t know how someone can steal your identity, but I know it’s becoming a huge issue.
The next time you are at the post office, and some, or all of the drive up mail boxes are full. Take the time to go inside of the post office, to deposit your mail.
A few minutes spent depositing your mail in a safe place, could save you from months (or years) of fighting to get your identity back.