Identity thieves have taken advantage of mailboxes for years. Bank statements, credit card bills, and other financial statements are prime targets. You can lessen your exposure by installing a lockable mailbox and by depositing your outgoing mail at the post office or in a post office box. But if you really want to reduce the risk of thieves gaining access to financial information by stealing your mail, simply go paperless.
You’ll be in good company; surveys show that approximately 40% of American households have stopped receiving paper statements. And approximately 70% pay at least some bills online each month. Limit your exposure go paperless!