What To Do If Your Mail Is Stolen

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sb10069719ao-001It’s easy to dismiss a missing piece of mail as just having gotten lost somewhere along the way. But if there is a pattern of lost mail or particularly sensitive correspondence has mysteriously gone missing, it makes sense to err on the side of caution and take protective actions.

Let the authorities know
Visit postalinspectors.uspis.gov and click on “File a Complaint” to alert the Postal Inspectors office. You should also file a police report at the nearest police station. Lastly, the Federal Trade Commission won’t necessarily help with your individual case, but you can fill out a complaint form at www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov to help guide their national investigations.

Check your credit reports
If you believe you may have been the victim of identity theft – and if you have had your mail stolen it is certainly possible – you are entitled to additional free copies of your credit reports on top…

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