TULSA, Okla. - After a rash of financial fraud in east Tulsa, police are fighting back.
The Tulsa Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit is hand delivering mail fraud prevention letters to area businesses in an effort to educate them about the threat of mail theft.
Officers tell KRMG that they've seen a trend regarding mail theft from unsecured mailboxes in business complexes in the east Tulsa area.
The letter officers are delivering is a reminder of the importance of securing your mail and will provide a few helpful tips on how you can protect your mail from thieves.
Police offer several ways you can take action to protect yourself.
- Promptly remove mail from your mailbox after delivery, especially if you're expecting checks, credit cards, or other negotiable items. If you won't be home when the items are expected, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to pick up your mail.
- If you don't receive a check or other valuable mail you're expecting, contact the issuing agency immediately.
- Always deposit your mail in a mail slot at your local post office, or hand it to your letter carrier.