By Joshlin Sheridan, Marketing —
When I sent out invitations for my wedding, my mother warned me that it was dangerous to put the whole stack of invitations at the post office at once. She heard a rumor that sometimes mail people simply throw away these large stacks. I thought this was a far-fetched warning! However, recent cases of mail fraud have me questioning…
In October, several boxes of USPS mail were found in a forest in Somers, New York. This mail was allegedly abandoned by a postal worker, leaving town members panicked about their lost mail.
When I first heard of this event, it struck me a bit humorous. However, think of how it dangerous it could actually be for mail containing sensitive information such as bills, new credit cards, and social security information to just be sitting in a pile in the woods.
This incident is extra bothersome, considering how the nearby town of Yonkers was also just plagued by a mail-theft scheme. Reports say that Lorell Legrand, a mail carrier, allegedly stole thousands of dollars through connection to a scheme targeting USPS mail. According to CBSNewYork, mailbox thefts have been frequent in the area, with 95 reported, adding up to almost $700,000 withdrawn from accounts (source).
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