As the holidays draw near, it becomes more common to hear about instances of mail theft, either in your neighborhood or on the news. Ordering gifts and mailing cards can become a stressful endeavor for both consumers and recipients of mail. If you’ve ever been a victim of mail theft, chances are you felt invaded and frustrated at the fact that it happened. Your time becomes personally impacted as you try and figure out who needs to be contacted regarding a missing or stolen package, and there’s also a worry that more than just consumer goods were taken – that identity theft may have occurred, if your personally identifiable information was also compromised during the mail theft incident.
If you’re someone who mails packages, gift cards, or orders goods online for delivery, here are a few mail theft prevention tips to consider.