Protecting Mail From Identity Thieves
(New York Times) — As employers and banks mail out your year-end and tax documents this month, you shouldn’t just be thinking about preparing your taxes. You should also be thinking about how to protect your mail from identity thieves. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, the thieves have been known to follow mail carriers and look through mailboxes while owners are away at work. or look in the middle of the night to try to get mail not picked up that day. Some thieves, according to the center, may even open envelopes, copy documents and then reseal the mail and put it back in your mailbox.