Protecting your mail
Radio stations have officially started to play holiday music, so that means holiday packages and mail will be circulating.
Here is information to help you with PROTECTING YOUR MAIL- Tips from the United States Postal Service.
1) Use the letter slots inside your Post Office for your mail, or hand it to a letter carrier.
2) Pick up your mail promptly after delivery. Don't leave it in your mailbox overnight. If you're expecting checks, credit cards, or other negotiable items, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to pick up your mail.
3) If you don't receive a check or other valuable mail you're expecting, contact the issuing agency immediately.
4)If you change your address, immediately notify your Post Office and anyone with whom you do business via the mail.
5)Don't send cash in the mail.
6)Tell your Post Office when you'll be out of town, so they can hold your mail until you return.
7)Report all suspected mail theft to a Postal Inspector at 877-876-2455.
8)Consider starting a neighborhood watch program. By exchanging work and vacation schedules with trusted friends and neighbors, you can watch each other's mailboxes (as well as homes).
9)Consult with your local Postmaster for the most up-to-date regulations on mailboxes, including the availability of locked centralized or curbside mailboxes.
If you see anyone stealing mail notify police immediately, then call Postal Mail Inspectors at 877-876-2455.