How do you stop a mailbox thief?

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  1. Silver Poet profile image78
    Silver Poetposted 7 years ago

    How do you stop a mailbox thief?

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    Sooner28posted 7 years ago

    Wow.  I didn't know people still did that.  I would personally install a hidden camera and then catch them in the act.  I would then turn it over to the police, so you have direct evidence of the crime.

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    Deb Welchposted 7 years ago

    Change your kind of mailbox - get one you can lock , use a mail slot or have one made, get a Post Office Box, report it to the Police - it's a Federal Offense to tamper with mail, leave a note on your mailbox to make them aware you suspect stealing - I have had this happen to me and I did all these things I mentioned.  Good Luck on that.

  4. athena2011 profile image58
    athena2011posted 7 years ago

    One suggestion that I have heard, which may not necessarily stop a mailbox thief, but maybe make them choose another mailbox is to not raise the flag which indicates that you have mail awaiting pickup.

    Mailbox thieves are usually after your identity which they get off your bill payments etc.

    To actually stop them I would imagine you'd have to get a lockable mailbox.

  5. Amber Killinger profile image88
    Amber Killingerposted 7 years ago

    When I lived in Austin, TX, our street was hit with a mailbox thief. Police suggested NOT using the mailbox to put out checks/payments to be mailed out. Instead, put this type of mail in a blue US Postal mailbox. This was over 10 years ago, and to this day, I still won't leave my mail (with payments or personal information) in my mailbox for the postman.

  6. xethonxq profile image68
    xethonxqposted 7 years ago

    I say either put up a nanny cam or get a PO box.

  7. GA Anderson profile image93
    GA Andersonposted 7 years ago

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