If You See A Blue Postal Mailbox in Abilene, Don’t Use It And Here’s Why
For decades the United States Postal Service has made things easy when it comes to mailing letters. It's those blue postal mailboxes that you see everywhere. Growing up we had one not too far away. I even remember going on short walks to drop off letters for the postman.
Today, times have certainly changed. Oh, you'll still see these blue mailboxes in certain places but you might want to think twice about using them. Once again the bad guys have found a way to steal identities and checks.
A recent statement from the United States Postal Service warns against using these mailboxes as they have been targets for thieves, especially at specific times on certain days. These thieves think they have it all figured out. They'll wait until after the last collection was picked up. Then, they strike. Holidays too are a prime time for these crooks.
So, what are we supposed to do now? The United States Postal Service recommends simply using a retail service or going inside and using one of the slots inside the post office. The post office retail counter is really the best route to go, especially when sending packages. If that's not feasible and you have to use the outside receptacles, never deposit mail after the last collection time. Identidy
Additionally, should you see someone who does not look like a postal employee going through the mail, you're urged to call the police and the postal inspectors at 877-876-2455. To help prevent this mail theft, the United States Postal Service is offering rewards up to $10,000.
So, be cautious by using the tips above as the holiday season approaches. You'll also want to be prepared and outfitted for the season. Scroll below for decor and great gift ideas.