(WSYR-TV) — We’re putting our viewers on the lookout for some thieves who have been ripping off the mail, specifically at a mail collection box at Nottingham Plaza in DeWitt.
DeWitt Police Chief John Anton confirms the US Postal Investigators are looking into the case.
He says they’re fishing for mail using some sort of device to pull the mail right out of the box.
Chief Anton offered some advice on how to protect your money and identity:
- If you must mail cash or checks, drive them to the post office and physically give them to a postal worker or use the inside drop box
- Set up electronic payments for bills to reduce your risk
- If you are mailing something from your home mailbox, know your postal worker pick up times and try to put the mail in right before pick-up
- Try not to put something in the mail on over the weekends
- If you have packages to return in the mail, don’t leave them near your mailbox … take them to the post office or UPS store instead
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