Most Identity Theft Identity theft is one of the most serious problems for the U.S. Postal Service, and of course for the general public. Thieves check mailboxes looking for paid bills or credit card payments that people leave in their mailbox for the postman to collect. They use the information in these documents to obtain credit or to purchase products and services on behalf of the victim. One story involves the operator of a lottery system in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Postal Inspectors found that respondents were called to the ship and said they were the winners, but the mail "taxes" or "Customs fees" to collect their money.
Victims either received nothing at all items or far below what was represented, losing $ 15,000 to $ 102,000 each in the system. The scammer was agreed in March 2003 to cease and desist from your e-mail service and pay $ 200,000. Most identity theft somehow involves the U.S. mail – Crosses the "in person" theft described above because, beyond strangers robbing your mailbox, friends, relatives or coworkers that are stealing your personal information and credit cards are frequently lifting a piece of U.S. mail. U.S. Postal Inspection Service has become one of the world's leading agencies in the investigation of these crimes.
Postal Inspectors have jurisdiction to investigate and enforce over 200 federal laws related to the U.S. mail. They are allowed to detain anyone suspected of stealing mail or submit a false change order management. However, do not depend on their actions for peace of mind.