The U.S. Postal Inspector says recently there has been a trend regarding mail theft from unsecured mailboxes in business complexes in Tulsa.
The U.S. Postal Service handles 668 million pieces of mail every day.
Most mail arrives intact, but thieves get to some of it before delivery.
Here’s how to avoid becoming a victim of mail theft from the Tulsa Police Department:
- 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.
- Consult with your local postmaster for the most up-to-date regulations on mailboxes, including the availability of locked centralized or curbside mailboxes.